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Posted By: Pluperfect, 6/24/2019 4:35:20 AM

The Supreme Court is set to hand down its much-anticipated decision on whether the Trump administration can include a citizenship question on the 2020 census. The question has been the subject of multiple legal challenges since it was announced in early 2018. And a courtroom twist this past week added a new level of drama that could affect the Census Bureau’s timeline for finalizing and printing the decennial questionnaire. Opponents of the citizenship question cite studies that indicate it might lead to an inaccurate population count, which would impact the data used to determine congressional representation and the allocation of federal funds to states.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: KatieJo 6/24/2019 4:47:00 AM (No. 105235)
What a foolish nation we have become. People claim to be worried about an "inaccurate count" when it is obvious they only want the votes of illegals. People who are not citizens are not to be represented by those we elect and they are certainly not to choose our representatives. I almost cannot read the news anymore.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: F15 Gork 6/24/2019 6:07:52 AM (No. 105251)
If you are not a citizen, how in the heck do you get a census form in the first place? I guess motor voter and a drivers license qualifies you for just about everything.....
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Reply 3 - Posted by: M2 6/24/2019 6:47:54 AM (No. 105267)
This single issue will act like a centrifuge to separate out the liberals from the conservatives on SCOTUS.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Philipsonh 6/24/2019 6:59:50 AM (No. 105273)
If a person is a citizen of ANOTHER Nation, they have no right to vote in our elections, and they should NOT be allowed to fill out a census. Please let me know when I can go vote in ANOTHER Nation's elections, since I am a U.S. citizen. I would like to go and vote in the U.K. for Brexit; anyone think I can do that. The Democrats are all ANTI-American and absolutely unPatriotic.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pearson365 6/24/2019 7:37:27 AM (No. 105293)
Article’s purpose is to raise sufficient questions about Equal Protection of illegals as if they are citizens so that SC will not make a decision on citizenship question. Instead, SC will vote to send this case back to a lower court for review. This delaying action will prevent Census Bureau from printing questionnaires without question, giving Democrats what they want for 2020, which is, “Everyone Votes! You don’t have to be a stinkin citizen to vote for us.” This case will also show if President Trump’s two appointees, Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, are conservatives or progressives. One hopes for the best but expects a 7 to 2 ruling against the citizenship question, with Alito and Thomas as the 2 dissenters.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: italianlooks 6/24/2019 8:09:16 AM (No. 105317)
After watching Mark Levin program 6/23 with the Constitutional expert.. I say we are lost.. my take away is he believes in the “ a Living Constitution” Change it by default., 5 to 4
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Reply 7 - Posted by: swarfer 6/24/2019 8:54:35 AM (No. 105357)
Citizens are not directly affected by the census question since it does not involve an individual's Constitutional Right so it is unclear how SCOTUS will rule. If apportionment is to be based on "people" vs citizens then some citizens constitutional power will be devalued and assigned to other citizens who reside in states with more people. Citizens will no longer be equal. Coupled with an end run on the Electoral College, the checks and balances that have kept the US from turning into California will be gone. SCOTUS has a chance to save the Republic. Lets see if they have the guts to do so. Probably not.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Strike3 6/24/2019 9:33:16 AM (No. 105385)
We already know how RBG, Roberts and the Wise Latina are going to vote. Who else on this "honorable" body of old lawyers is willing to be recorded as un-American and a politically correct moron?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: dwa 6/24/2019 11:32:41 AM (No. 105514)
What is amazing to me is the effort to keep what should be a no brainer question off the census while these same people fighting against the question have no problem including the stupidest questions that have nothing to do with counting the population. It just shows you how far this country has devolved.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: zoidberg 6/24/2019 2:33:35 PM (No. 105689)
"Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons. The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct." This would indicate that unless Congress specifically prohibits the citizenship question, it may proceed.
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