This is a involved call….
But it’s a loss for the Trump admin and Republicans , for now.…
The court has agreed that the Census has the right to include the question actually….
The court HAS become aware that there is new evidence that the inclusion is a plain political move….
The Court has returned the decision BACK to the Federal judge back in New York…
THAT judge is SURE to include the new evidence of the political move in excluding some American’s from the count which could result in new Congressional districts that exclude vast amounts of America that is a changing demographic that will become the countries majority as soon as a decade or two…
The Trump admin says they need a call by July 1 for the printing of the new census questionnaires ….But that could be pushed back?
Will the New York Federal judge rush on this?
Take so much time that the ruling makes the addition impossible? …
In a setback for the Trump administration, the Supreme Court on Thursday sent back to a lower court a case on whether the census should contain a citizenship question, leaving in doubt whether the question would be on the 2020 census.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., writing for the majority, said the explanation offered by the Trump administration for adding the question — asking whether a person is a citizen — was inadequate. But he left open the possibility that it could provide an adequate answer.
“The reasoned explanation requirement of administrative law, after all, is meant to ensure that agencies offer genuine justifications for important decisions, reasons that can be scrutinized by courts and the interested public,” the chief justice wrote. “Accepting contrived reasons would defeat the purpose of the enterprise. If judicial review is to be more than an empty ritual, it must demand something better than the explanation offered for the action taken in this case.”
The practical impact of the decision was not immediately clear. While the question is barred for now, it is at least possible that the administration will be able to offer adequate justifications for it. But time is short, as the census forms must be printed shortly. The decision was fractured, but the key passage in the chief justice’s majority opinion was joined only by the court’s four-member liberal wing.