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  • Census due to count all immigrants

    01/16/2021 4:48:55 PM PST · by Lurking Libertarian · 14 replies
    Law News ^ | January 16, 2021 | Lyle Denniston
    A part of government anti-immigrant policy that President Trump and his aides pursued throughout their four years in office reached its end on Friday in a federal courthouse in California. The aim was to exclude up to 11 million undocumented immigrants from being counted in the 2020 census. Trump’s legal team told a federal judge that the plan cannot be finished before the new Biden Administration opens next Wednesday. Here is what President Trump and his Republican allies are now losing: the chance to gain seats for “red” (Republican-oriented) states in the U.S. House of Representatives and, with that, increased...
  • Supreme Court enables Trump to exclude illegal aliens from 2020 census count(California will lose (1) Congressional Seat)

    12/29/2020 3:15:14 PM PST · by Vendome · 32 replies
    Just the News ^ | 12/29/2020 | Alex Nitzberg
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday vacated two lower court decisions that blocked the government from excluding illegal aliens during the process of allotting congressional seats While the Supreme Court's Dec. 18 decision will allow the Trump administration to pursue the policy of excluding illegal aliens from the apportionment base, the ruling stated: "Consistent with our determination that standing has not been shown and that the case is not ripe, we express no view on the merits of the constitutional and related statutory claims presented. We hold only that they are not suitable for adjudication at this time."
  • Under Gavin's Watch: So Many People Fled California It Could Lose a Congressional Seat in Census

    12/21/2020 11:19:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/21/2020 | Victoria Taft
    Eureka! We found that gold you hear about in California. And it just left.California lost so many people in the last decade that when the census numbers are all tabulated, it could lose a congressional seat. Even the state’s Rose Bowl game just left for Texas.The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the California Department of Finance says the state grew by only 21,200 residents in the past year, the lowest since 1900.“This is a real sea change in California, which used to be this state of pretty robust population growth,” said Hans Johnson, a demographer at the Public Policy Institute of...
  • Supreme Court Hands Trump Huge Win In Landmark Case

    12/18/2020 5:34:56 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    Conservative Brief ^ | December 18, 2020 | Martin Walsh
    The Supreme Court ruled 6-3 on Friday to dismiss a challenge to the Trump administration’s exclusion of undocumented immigrants from the U.S. census, the once-per-decade population count used to allocate House seats among the states. The decision broke along ideological lines, with the court’s six conservative justices finding that the lawsuit brought by nearly two dozen states was premature. The court’s three more liberal members dissented. NPR reported: The U.S. Supreme Court dodged a ruling on whether President Trump can exclude undocumented immigrants from a key census count. The opinion said the case was “riddled with contingencies and speculation that...
  • SCOTUS Throws Out Challenge to President Trump’s Bid to Exclude Illegal Aliens from Being Counted in Determining Congressional Seats

    12/18/2020 8:53:24 AM PST · by White Lives Matter · 80 replies
    GP ^ | December 18, 2020 | Jim Hoft
    The Supreme Court on Friday threw out a challenge to President Trump’s bid to exclude illegal aliens from being counted in determining congressional seats. The case was led by a coalition of leftist states like New York and California who believe illegals should be given the rights of US citizens. These states also believe the rest of America should pay for their crackpot policies. ..... Snip..... CNN reported: The Supreme Court on Friday threw out a challenge to President Donald Trump’s bid to exclude undocumented immigrants from being counted when seats in Congress are divvied up between the states next...
  • SCOTUS punts on Trump bid to exclude undocumented immigrants from key Census count

    12/18/2020 7:30:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    ABC News / Disney ^ | December 18, 2020 | by Devin Dwyer
    The United States Supreme Court on Friday, by a vote of 6-3, said an effort to block President Donald Trump from excluding undocumented immigrants from a key Census count was "premature," effectively allowing the administration to move forward with its plans even as the justices left the door open to future challenges.
  • Supreme Court weighs Trump bid in census case

    12/01/2020 3:28:26 PM PST · by dhuls · 18 replies
    Border Report ^ | November 30, 2020 | Alexa Mencia
    WASHINGTON (NewsNation Now) — The Supreme Court on Monday heard oral arguments in President Donald Trump’s unprecedented effort to exclude immigrants living in the country illegally from the population totals used to divvy up congressional seats. In a memo in July, Trump outlined that millions of noncitizens should be excluded from the once-a-decade head count of the U.S. population that determines how many seats each state gets in the House of Representatives. The census also determines the allocation of some federal funding. The Supreme Court, which has a 6-3 conservative majority including three justices appointed by Trump, met by teleconference...
  • The Census Predicament: Counting Americans by Race.

    11/28/2020 4:26:27 AM PST · by karpov · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 27, 2020 | Janet Adamy and Paul Overberg
    As director of the U.S. Census Bureau from 1998 to 2001, Kenneth Prewitt oversaw the first decennial count of the new century. When the enormous job of data collection was finally done, he arrived at a stark conclusion: The government should stop asking every American to report their race. “The race question is incoherent because race is incoherent,” said Prof. Prewitt, now a professor of public affairs at Columbia University. “We pay a price for not having a more subtle, nuanced set of numbers than what we currently have.” Prof. Prewitt and many other demographers and sociologists say that the...
  • Judges Toss Challenge of Trump Memo to Exclude Undocumented Immigrants from Census Count

    11/27/2020 6:01:37 PM PST · by blueplum · 18 replies
    MSN ^ | 27 Nov 2020 | Colin Kalmbacher
    A three-judge district court in Washington, D.C. recently dismissed one of many challenges to President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order that aims to exclude undocumented immigrants from the U.S. Census-based congressional apportionment process. And the decision may serve as a lodestar for the U.S. Supreme Court as they decide a similar case in the coming days and weeks....
  • GOP Gains in State Legislatures Set It up to Control the House of Representatives for a Decade or More: GOP will be in complete control of state houses and governorships that will draw maps for 188 Congressional districts

    11/24/2020 8:17:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/24/2020
    There is nothing but bad news for the Democrat Party agenda and the House Democrat caucus from the 2020 elections — both in terms of the numbers of seats won in the House for the upcoming term, and in the control of state legislatures which will be engaged in the process of redrawing House district boundaries following the release of the 2020 Census.Fivethirtyeight has done an analysis of how the outcome of the election in state legislatures will now spill over to the control of this remapping process, and the math says that the GOP will be in complete control...
  • Symposium: All foreign nationals should be excluded from apportionment. That’s what the Constitution requires.

    11/24/2020 12:22:37 PM PST · by aimhigh · 6 replies
    Scotusblog.com ^ | 11/24/2020 | John Baker
    (This article is part of a symposium previewing Trump v. New York. John S. Baker Jr. is professor emeritus at the Louisiana State University Law Center. He filed an amicus brief in support of the federal government.)At next week’s oral argument in Trump v. New York, the justices should ask the government why it hasn’t excluded all foreign nationals from the congressional apportionment calculation, whether they are in the country legally or illegally.The Trump administration is right to exclude people in the country illegally from apportionment. But it should also exclude all other foreign nationals, such as foreign students studying...
  • Democrats Call Trump ‘A Buoy’ To GOP Wins Across States While Claiming He Lost The Presidency

    11/09/2020 10:44:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 9, 2020 | Joy Pullman
    In state races, President Trump 'overperformed media expectations, Democratic and Republican expectations, and lifted legislative candidates with him,' said a Democrat strategist. Trump boosted everyone -- but himself On a Democrat House caucus conference call Thursday, a lawmaker cried as Democrats dissected their unexpected setbacks from the Tuesday night election results. Democrats have sustained “historic” losses at all levels of government, conflicting with their post-election public narrative of a likely Joe Biden presidential win and potential Senate control amid contested vote counts and fraud allegations.“It’s clear that [President Donald] Trump isn’t an anchor for the Republican legislative candidates. He’s a...
  • Second court blocks Trump's order to exclude undocumented immigrants from census

    10/22/2020 8:35:31 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10 22 2020 | Harper Neidig
    A federal court in California on Thursday ruled against President Trump's order to exclude undocumented immigrants from the census count for apportioning congressional seats, dealing the administration its second court loss over the July executive memorandum. A panel of three judges for the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California ruled that the memo was unconstitutional and violated laws governing the census. "The policy which the Presidential Memorandum attempts to enact has already been rejected by the Constitution, the applicable statutes, and 230 years of history," the panel wrote in a 90-page decision. The order forbids the Commerce...
  • What the Supreme Court’s rulings mean for the 2020 Census and Trump’s attempt to exclude the undocumented from the count

    10/18/2020 6:56:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    The Supreme Court has cleared a path for the Trump administration to exclude undocumented immigrants from representation, potentially altering the balance of power in Congress for the next 10 years. The court Tuesday cut short the census count by two weeks, which census experts and civil rights advocates say risks producing a less accurate count. Then on Friday, the court said it would review President Trump’s efforts to omit unauthorized immigrants when apportioning congressional seats. That decision overturned a lower court’s order that had blocked the Commerce Department and Census Bureau from including information about the undocumented when they deliver...
  • The US Supreme Court will hear Trump appeal to exclude illegal immigrants from Census count

    10/16/2020 2:21:23 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 74 replies
    BREAKING: The US Supreme Court will hear Trump appeal to exclude illegal immigrants from Census count - CNBC
  • Trump cases on census, asylum seekers, border wall head to Supreme Court Friday

    10/16/2020 10:57:06 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 7 replies
    WNEP News (Pennsylvania) ^ | October 16, 2020 | MARK SHERMAN and JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press Published
    Trump administration policies on the census, asylum seekers and the border wall, held illegal by lower courts, are on the Supreme Court's agenda Friday. The most pressing case before the justices when they meet privately, and by telephone because of the coronavirus pandemic, involves the census. They are considering the Trump administration's appeal to be allowed to exclude people living in the U.S. illegally from the population count that will be used to allocate seats in the House of Representatives — and by extension the Electoral College — among the states for the next 10 years. The administration wants the...
  • Chicago's $1K-per-day contract with the 'Census Cowboy'

    10/15/2020 11:04:32 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 9 replies
    Chicago City Wire ^ | October 14, 2020 | LGIS News Service
    According to Chicago Police records, Hollingsworth has been arrested nine times since 2014. In 2016, he served jail time for a felony gun possession charge. He was also arrested for domestic battery in Will County in September 2019. Hollingsworth faces a jury trial on Nov. 24, according to the Will County Clerk. A July 6 Chicago Tribune profile of Hollingsworth reported that he has worked most recently as a boxer and exotic dancer. He is paid $1,000 per day under the contract with WBC. Hollingsworth, 33, drew the attention of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot after he attended a series of...
  • Supreme Court Lets Trump Officials End Census Count Early

    10/13/2020 3:19:40 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 17 replies
    Bloomberg | 10/13/2020 | Greg Stohr and Joel Rosenblatt
    Bloomberg link only: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-10-13/supreme-court-lets-trump-administration-end-census-count-early?srnd=premium
  • Supreme Court Allows Trump Administration To End Census Early October 13, 20205:06 PM ET

    10/13/2020 2:45:20 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 27 replies
    NPR ^ | 13 Oct 2020 | HANSI LO WANG
    The Trump administration can end counting for the 2020 census after the Supreme Court approved a request for now to suspend a lower court order that extended the count's schedule. The high court's ruling, following an emergency request the Justice Department made last week, is the latest turn in a roller coaster of a legal fight over the timeline for the count... Justice Department attorneys say the Census Bureau is under pressure to meet a legal deadline of Dec. 31 for reporting to the president the first set of census results — the latest state population counts that determine each...
  • Supreme Court Sides with Trump Administration to End 2020 Census Count

    10/13/2020 2:41:17 PM PDT · by wrrock · 13 replies
    TG ^ | 10/13/2020 | Evan
    -The Supreme Court on Tuesday paved the way for the Trump administration to end field operations for the 2020 census, blocking a lower court ruling that had prolonged the count. -As is usual for emergency situations, the ruling came in an unsigned order. -Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented.