Health Care

SCOTUS allows Trump administration to end 2020 census count

SCOTUS allows Trump administration to end 2020 census count”

This article is republished here with permission from The Associated Press.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Trump administration to shut down the 2020 US census count earlier than originally planned, after putting a lower court ruling on hold that said the population count should continue until the end of the month. Ending the count earlier than expected has increased concern about ensuring an accurate count in CT. In Arkansas, an operation to send people into hard-to-count neighborhoods was suspended two days before the count was ending.

After the Supreme Court's decision, the Census Bureau said field operations would end on Thursday.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Trump administration to shut down the 2020 US Census count earlier than originally planned after putting a lower court ruling on hold that said the population count should continue until the end of the month.

The Trump administration said it changed the time line in order to meet a 31 December deadline set by statute for delivering census results to the president.

Without the data from the federal government, though, the secretary of the commonwealth pointed out his office can not track where exactly in certain communities to promote Census-taking efforts.

By sticking to the December 31 deadline, the Trump administration would end up controlling the numbers used for apportionment, no matter who wins next month's presidential election.

However, as noted by Ninth Circuit dissenting Judge Patrick Bumatay - with whom the justices agreed - the constitutional mandate for administration of the census does not mention "accuracy" in the count.

Boyce, who co-chaired the Complete Count Committee here in Central Ohio, says that the sudden loss of two weeks hurt their effort to complete the constitutionally-mandated headcount of every person living in the country.

The census is critical to how voting districts are determined.

More news: State College Mom Appears On ABC's Joe Biden Town Hall

Tens of thousands of temporary census takers had been hired by the U.S. Census Bureau to knock on the doors of homes whose residents hadn't filled out their census forms.

Census Bureau announces end to population...

An appellate court panel upheld Koh's order allowing the census to continue through October but struck down the part that suspended the December 31 deadline for turning in apportionment numbers. "This representation is contrary to the government's repeated assertions to the courts below that it could not meet the statutory deadline under any circumstances".

So, the city is moving up one of its events aimed at getting people to complete their forms.

The stakes are high to get the most complete and accurate Census count possible. The proposal to extend the apportionment deadline passed the Democratic-controlled House, but the Republican-controlled Senate didn't take up the request. Due to COVID, however, that deadline was extended - to August, then extended again to the end of October. The Justice Department had told the court that "there is virtually no prospect that the [U.S. Census] Bureau will be able to comply with the statutory deadline", unless they were allowed to end the count.

Montanans who have not yet done so should respond to the 2020 Census now at MY2020CENSUS.GOV or by calling 1-844-330-2020.

The Census Bureau says it has counted 99.9% of households nationwide, though some regions of the country such as parts of MS and hurricane-battered Louisiana fall well below that.

An estimated 10.5 million households have self-responded to the Census, with around 2.4 million of those being in the hardest-to-count areas.

"That said, the Supreme Court's order will result in irreversible damage to the 2020 Census", Clarke said.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


17 October 2020
Mexico's former defense secretary arrested in Los Angeles
Cienfuegos' detention comes on the heels of the arrest of ex-President Felipe Calderon's security minister, Genaro Garcia Luna. One of the people said the warrant was for drug trafficking and money laundering charges.

16 October 2020
DNA identifies Christine Jessop's killer 36 years later
Guy Paul Morin at the inquiry into his wrongful murder conviction in the Christine Jessop case, December 19, 2005. Christine was kidnapped after leaving her home in the north Toronto area of Queensville on October 3, 1984.

16 October 2020
OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 Special Edition announced
Now, the company has partnered with CD Projekt to launch the OnePlus 8T Cyberpunk 2077 special edition. As you may be aware, it's been quite a busy week for Cyberpunk 2077 as we near launch.

16 October 2020
The Funniest Tweets about the Biden and Trump Town Halls
State College residents might've seen a familiar face while tuning into ABC's live town hall with Joe Biden Thursday night. At a rally in North Carolina on Thursday, Trump called NBC "the worst" and said he was being set up with the town hall.

16 October 2020
Nottingham Forest want Liverpool player Harry Wilson on loan
They were unable to shift him for £ 20 million , but Liverpool now seemingly don't have much choice but to loan Wilson out again. Have something to tell us about this article?

16 October 2020
Lizzo tells fans to use their ‘power’ and vote
Another moving moment was John Legend's return to the stage after his wife, Chrissy Tiegen, suffered a misscarriage. When people try to suppress something, it's normally because that thing holds power", she continued.

16 October 2020
United Kingdom divided: Borders a possibility as nations choose own restrictions
For those of us living in Cardiff, we can feel better knowing that Mr Drakeford is, "determined to keep Wales Safe". Engage - officers speak to people and try to establish their awareness and understanding of the situation.

16 October 2020
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross gets styling revisions for 2022
The three-dimensional taillamps have been extended upwards and inwards to enhance the Cross's appearance of stability and width. For Mitsubishi, this represents the most forward-looking and sophisticated design it has ever put together in a utility model.

16 October 2020
Jacksonville State football coach John Grass tests positive for COVID-19
NCAA spokeswoman Stacey Osburn referred to the rules interpretation written by national coordinator of football officials Steve Shaw when asked about Saban coaching.

16 October 2020
Russian Federation registers second coronavirus vaccine, says third on the way
The third Russian vaccine, developed by the Chumakov Centre, is also based on a different principle than the previous two drugs. The vaccine is also completely safe, with the only side-effect being a mild pain at the site of injection, he claimed.