The Constitution requires American to count ‘everybody’ in the country every ten years in order to properly apportion the number of US House members by district and state. and how much money states get from Congress…
Trump & Co. had announced that they would close the process down a month early…Sept. 30 …NOT…around Oct. 30…..
A Federal judge has ordered that the process continue as originally planned while things bounce around in court….
A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to temporarily stop efforts to wind down the collection of data and processing of timelines for the 2020 census.
U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh issued a temporary restraining order late Saturday blocking Trump administration officials, including Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, from implementing plans that would shorten census efforts, including “winding down or altering any Census field operations.”
The restraining order was filed in response to a legal motion from a coalition of civil rights and advocacy groups that claimed such plans would illegally impact the accuracy of the census data and possibly inflict harm on certain communities as a result. The census helps determine federal funding levels for state and local governments.
The restraining order will remain in effect until Sept. 17, when a court hears a separate motion for a stay and preliminary injunction….