DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS WOULD DISAPPEAR
AND THEY KNOW IT…
US CENSUS ANALYST/ATTORNEY: Justin A. Torres, is a DC based attorney at Schaerr|Jaffe llp, and a member of The Federalist Society. He has represented parties and amici in high-stakes civil and criminal matters in the U.S. Supreme Court, federal courts of appeal, and state supreme courts. He has been named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in Washington, D.C.
WHY CAN’T WE ASK THIS?
“Is this person a citizen of the United States?”
Next year, the U.S. Census Bureau is planning to launch its first-ever field test of a 2020 census form that includes the controversial citizenship question added by the Trump administration. The bureau wants to know how that question may affect responses to the upcoming national head count, the agency announced Thursday.
Beginning in June 2019, about 480,000 households are expected to receive one of two test questionnaires similar to the form the bureau is planning to use in 2020. Some of the forms used in the test will include the question, “Is this person a citizen of the United States?”
The bureau expects to receive results by fall 2019. That’s just months before the head count is expected to begin in January 2020 in rural Alaska before rolling out to the rest of the country starting in March of that year. Officials say they are trying to figure out whether the agency needs to hire more door knockers to visit households that don’t respond and adapt its marketing campaign for the census because of any negative impact from the citizenship question.
Supreme Court will hear arguments concerning Census citizenship question…
READ MORE: www.npr.org/2018/12/06/674107748/census-bureau-to-test-how-controversial-citizenship-question-affects-responses
READ MORE: www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2018/11/16/supreme-court-will-hear-arguments-concerning-census-citizenship-question/?utm_term=.f196166a1c66