A federal judge has now permanently blocked the Trump administration from adding the citizenship question to the 2020 census:
CNN – A New York federal judge has issued an order definitively blocking the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census in any form, despite the administration’s insistence it has abandoned plans to add a question on the census.
Judge Jesse Furman, in his two-page order, also indicated the seriousness with which the court will continue to monitor this controversial issue, saying,”The Court will retain jurisdiction in this case to enforce the terms of this Order until the 2020 census results are processed and sent to the President by December 31, 2020.”
Not only is Furman blocking it, but says his court will monitor the issue until the completion of the census next year. What a joke.
It’s beyond the pale to see a federal court block the constitutional authority of the Executive Branch in adding one of the most basic questions to the census. And we have John Roberts to thank for this.
In case you’re wondering, Furman is an Obama appointee.