Skip to comments.After Supreme Court Arguments, Odds of Keeping the Citizenship Question on the Census
Posted on 04/23/2019 11:17:36 AM PDT by Kaslin
On Tuesday the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Dept. Commerce v. New York, the case against the Trump administration for adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census.
According to those who watch SCOTUS closely and were in the room, it looks like the Trump administration is on the way to a win.
In Supreme Court arguments on adding a citizenship question to the census, all signs pointed to the usual 5-4 split, meaning that the court’s conservative majority is poised to allow the question.— Adam Liptak (@adamliptak) April 23, 2019
Supreme Court's ideological divide on full display as #scotus takes up Trump administration’s census citizenship question. The court's conservative majority seemed open to deferring to Commerce Secretary's decision to add question https://t.co/EVC3ikTuOj— Robert Barnes (@scotusreporter) April 23, 2019
Just got out of census arguments. I think SCOTUS will uphold the Trump administration’s addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census by a 5–4 vote.— Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) April 23, 2019
Key U.S. Supreme Court justices seemed inclined to let the Trump administration add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census in a clash that will shape the allocation of congressional seats and federal dollars.
In an 80-minute argument Tuesday that was both technical and combative, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh directed almost all their questions to the lawyers challenging the decision to ask about citizenship. Kavanaugh said Congress gave the Commerce secretary "huge discretion" to decide what to ask on the census.
A final ruling on the case will be announced by the end of June.
It’s really outrageous that a) this wasn’t thrown out of court long ago and b) that it’s not shaping up to be a 9-0 decision.
We’ll see about a so called “conservative majority” when they hand down a decision on adding homosexual perversion to the civil rights laws.
I was under the impression that this question had previously been included in the Census. Is that not true?
How could it be in the NATIONS interest not to measure non citizen population? Explain that to me in the context of a sovereign nation.
If Roberts votes no on this then it is most certain he is compromised.
This makes my blood boil. There should never be any doubt about putting that question on the census.
Any judge who has issues with that question is deceitful and will NOT uphold the constitution.
When is that one coming up?
I believe that question was on previous US censuses for about 120 years.
I told you wrong. Check this out:
Was RedBlueGreen there or was she, once again, given dispensation to “phone it in”?
I believe the question took the form of “Immigrant or Visitor?”
Legal status was not part of the question.
...According to those who watch SCOTUS closely and were in the room, it looks like the Trump administration is on the way to a win.....
You can take it to the bank that Roberts will be the swing vote for the liberal bloc. It will be 5-4 against allowing it.
It's the PEOPLE CITIZENS that want to keep redistricting fair to us that are citizens
Allowing non citizens to vote is foreign country interfering in our voting system
No diff than when Russia ws trying to help Hillary get elected
But chief justice judge roberts stated there is no partisanship in sitting judges.
“If Roberts votes no on this then it is most certain he is compromised.”
Pffft. We should assume BY NOW this poofter has been compromised since Obamacare..
remember whenever there is a BIG CASE and he SCREWS IT UP leaning left,,,,HE GOES ON VACATION so he wont be on the firing line unlike the other SCOTUS judges who man up afterwards.
Tracing family genealogy I found that various census forms dating back to 1840, 1860, 1900, 1910, 1920 often asked the birthplace of both mother and father so that you could not only determine citizenship but country of origin of the parents. My most recent immigrant relative was my maternal grandmother who came from Norway in 1870.
Interesting info, thanks for that.
I didnt vote for any of the Justices. The Executive Branch ought to do their job and ask the question
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