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Trump Court Sides With Trump on Request to Halt Census

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October 14, 2020

The Supreme Court has handed President Trump his second win at the court in a week. Yesterday the court blocked 29 Senate Democrats from obtaining President Trump’s financial records.

Now the court has ruled that the Trump administration’s request to end the Census is justified.

According to The Hill:


The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted the Trump administration’s request to halt the census count while an appeal plays out in a lower court.

The emergency order comes a week after a California-based federal appeals court denied a request from the administration to reverse a lower court’s order requiring the count to continue through October rather than reinstate the administration’s since-passed Oct. 5 deadline.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor, in her dissent, wrote that “the harms caused by rushing this year’s census count are irreparable.”

In their filing last week, administration officials told the justices that the shorter window is necessary to allow the Commerce Department to wrap up operations in time to meet its end-of-year deadline to report the results to the White House.

Critics have stated that ending the Census early will undercount minority areas affecting both documented and undocumented immigrants.

The administration has engaged in a continuous fight to keep undocumented immigrants from being counted in the Census. This comes despite a ruling by the Supreme Court that kept a question about the legal status of a respondent off of the Census.