Gorsuch And Kavanaugh Come Through For Trump, Spell Doom For Dems In Key Census Case


The most essential and important parts of the government also tend to be the least exciting. Take the Census, it’s boring and rarely makes the news, but from the Census all things come.

Allocation of federal spending and resources are all based on census numbers. So are the number of congressmen each state gets. In both the federal government and in state houses – the census numbers are used to determine who gets what.

So when Trump added a citizenship question to the census, the left went nuclear thinking it would depress the census numbers in their areas thus reducing their power at both the state and federal levels.

There is not really any proof to back up their claims but they made them nonetheless. Enter Gorsuch and Kavanaugh.

If you thought the left hated Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, you ain’t seen nothing yet. In a stunning report from Supreme Court watchers, Kavanaugh led the charge to defend Trump’s citizenship census question, spelling doom for the left in the process.

Reuters reporter Lawrence Hurley tweeted out: “NEW- Supreme Court census argument has concluded: the conservative majority appears untroubled by Trump administration’s bid to add a citizenship question

Chief Justice: “quite common” for demographic questions to be asked in the census
Kavanaugh: “very common” in other countries for citizenship question to be asked.”

From Bloomberg:

Key U.S. Supreme Court justices seemed inclined to let the Trump administration add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census in a clash that will shape the allocation of congressional seats and federal dollars.

Hearing arguments in Washington, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh directed almost all their questions to the lawyers challenging the decision to ask about citizenship. Kavanaugh said Congress gave the Commerce secretary “huge discretion” to decide what to ask on the census.

The case is the court’s first direct look at an administration initiative since the justices upheld President Donald Trump’s travel ban last year. It is testing the court’s willingness to defer to an administration that critics say has a penchant for cutting legal corners.

From Reuters:

The U.S. Constitution mandates a census every 10 years. It is used in the allocation of seats in Congress, the drawing of political boundaries, and the distribution of billions of dollars in federal funds. A citizenship question has not appeared on the census form since 1950.

The lawsuit, spearheaded by state and local Democratic officials, was filed in April in federal court in New York. It is consolidated with another suit by several immigrant rights groups accusing the government of discrimination against non-white immigrants in violation of the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection under the law.


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