Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to President’s Census Plan

“Judicial resolution of this dispute is premature,” the Court said.

On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court threw out a lawsuit intended to block President Donald Trump’s plan to exclude immigrants living in the U.S. illegally from being counted. This is especially relevant data when it comes to congressional representation, which is based on these numbers.

In the unsigned rejection of the lawsuit, the court said, “At present, this case is riddled with contingencies and speculation that impede judicial review.”

The Census Bureau must certify the results of the 2020 census by December 31. Their report must contain the final population data, including the number of immigrants being excluded. The law requires the president to send Congress a report in early January with the population of each state and their entitled number of House districts.  Redistricting is done on the state level.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for the president as he works to represent the American people.
  • For officials with the Census Bureau as they work to complete their report on time.
  • For states as they complete redistricting based on the numbers that come out of the census.

Sources:  Reuters, AP, NPR


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