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Friday, February 15, 2019

The Supreme Court's 2018-2019 term will end with a bang. In a brief order issued after the justices' private conference, the court announced this afternoon that it will review a challenge to the Trump administration's decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census. The court will take up the case and hear oral argument in the dispute -- without following the normal procedure and waiting for a federal appeals court to weigh in first -- in late April.

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Wow, this could be devastating for the Dems if they lose representation based on illegals being omitted from the population counts. They could lose upwards of 27+ seats.

#1 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-02-16 06:24 AM | Reply

The Constitution requires a census to count the number of people in the country, not just "citizens". If you disincentivize "illegals" from being counted you can't get an accurate count. Period.

Funding decisions at all levels of government from local to Federal depend on knowing how many people live in a place, not just the "legal" ones.

#2 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2019-02-16 08:33 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

...just like they had to count three-fifths of the slaves (who weren't citizens, either).

#3 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2019-02-16 08:36 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Sanctuary state California would be upset if all their efforts to import illegal immigrants wasn't rewarded with more political power.

#4 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-02-16 09:18 AM | Reply

Funding decisions at all levels of government from local to Federal depend on knowing how many people live in a place, not just the "legal" ones.
#2 | POSTED BY WHODAMAN

Why should the government spend a single dime on anyone here illegally?

#5 | Posted by nobiasposter101 at 2019-02-16 10:33 AM | Reply

Because things like infrastructure deal with the numbers of, for example, cars on the road, regardless of whether the driver/occupants are "legal" or not. More people, legal or illegal, means more cars, more housing units, more people utilizing emergency rooms and public transportation. If you ever read the Constitution, you would see that it does not just apply to citizens except for purposes of voting. Under the 14th Amendment, all persons are entitled to "equal protection of the laws".

#6 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2019-02-16 01:46 PM | Reply

It's obvious that asking this question has nothing to do with the reason we conduct the Census.
It's also obvious asking this question will make it harder to get accurate Census numbers.

I expect the Supreme Court will approve of politicizing the Census, because of politics.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-16 02:19 PM | Reply

It's obvious that asking this question has nothing to do with the reason we conduct the Census.
It's also obvious asking this question will make it harder to get accurate Census numbers.

Actually, the Census currently asks this question of a statistical sample of the population across the US and every census up to and including 1940 asked this question. It was eliminated in the short form 1950 census on the recommendation of Truman's Commerce Secretary, Charles Sawyer who...wait for it...served as vice chairman of the DNC under Robert Hannigan: while there is no record of why it was removed, historians have speculated that Sawyer felt it would give Truman an advantage in midterm elections in 1952.

Supreme Court agrees to decide by summer on Trump's new census question

#8 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-16 03:06 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"the Census currently asks this question of a statistical sample of the population"

Uh huh.

How big is that sample?

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-17 12:03 AM | Reply

The idea that counting illegal aliens in the census somehow conveys the right to vote to them is a lie. It will be repeated ad nauseum before, during and after the SC hears this case. But it will always still be a ---- lie. We all know the DR suspects who will continue repeating it. They are all liars.

#10 | Posted by danni at 2019-02-17 10:52 AM | Reply

The idea that counting illegal aliens in the census somehow conveys the right to vote to them is a lie. ~ Danni

It doesn't it conveys representation, as I have stated before, the goal of the Democratic Party in regards to illegal immigration, isn't to get them citizenship or voting rights, its to use them for gaining representatives.

Talk about going back to 3/5 a person and slavery, its actually a policy of today's Democratic Party ....

#11 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-02-17 11:13 AM | Reply

"the goal of the Democratic Party in regards to illegal immigration, isn't to get them citizenship or voting rights, its to use them for gaining representatives."

The Republican plan?

Deliberately undercount illegals by asking about citizenship, to steal representatives from Democrats.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-17 08:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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