Census Case Back in District Court

Full trial in 2021 expected.

The Supreme Court had already closed a case on the 2020 census in favor of the president’s administration, abruptly ending official counting in mid-October. But on Friday, a new coalition of local governments and advocacy groups sued the administration for that abrupt ending, claiming that the rushed ending will result in undercounting minority communities.

The lawsuit was presented to U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California. The president’s administration has requested that Judge Koh either put the lawsuit on hold or dismiss it entirely.

The Census Bureau is mandated by Congress to provide census data by December 31st. The Justice Department has stated that is premature to claim that any harm has resulted from the process.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president’s administration as they work to provide an accurate census count to Congress by the mandated deadline.
  • For the census bureau as they complete the next phase of their work.
  • For the courts to rule in a manner that upholds the Constitution.

Sources: AP, NPR


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