Editor's Brief

Where We Stand On The Citizenship Question In The Census

July 8, 2019 2:12 pm

Since some of you were probably fully checked out over the long holiday weekend (good for you!), I wanted to make sure you were up to date on the status of the census citizenship question.

To review, the Supreme Court with Chief Justice John Roberts in the majority blocked the Trump administration from putting a citizenship question on the 2020 census. But it did suggest a path by which they could eventually get it in. Basically, if you tell us what your real reason for doing this is, and it’s not clearly a made-up reason, we’d probably let you do it. The problem was that the administration had already given one “real reason” which the Court deemed false and they’re up against a pretty tight deadline for printing the census in time.

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