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U.S. Supreme Court to decide legality of census citizenship query
Rueters ^ | 2-15-2019 | Andrew Chung

Posted on 02/15/2019 12:46:12 PM PST by tcrlaf

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide the fate of a fiercely contested plan by President Donald Trump’s administration to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, agreeing on Friday to an expedited review of a judge’s ruling blocking the plan.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: braking; census; trump
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1 posted on 02/15/2019 12:46:12 PM PST by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

when was the citizenship question removed? I seem to recall seeing it years gone by.!


2 posted on 02/15/2019 12:47:42 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said theoal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: tcrlaf

I thought this had been decided already. It has been asked in the past on the census. It only makes sense to ask it.


3 posted on 02/15/2019 12:47:51 PM PST by BipolarBob (If attacked by a mob of clowns always go for the juggler.)
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To: tcrlaf

Remember - judges aren’t political and for everything else Roberts has pushed thatbit goes through “the process” - now that the process was turning pro Trump Roberts deems it ok to get involved


4 posted on 02/15/2019 12:49:39 PM PST by Skywise
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To: BipolarBob

This could, by some estimates, cost the Democratic Party anywhere from 10 to more than 40-45 House Seats.


5 posted on 02/15/2019 12:49:43 PM PST by tcrlaf (They told me it could never happen in America. And then it did....)
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To: tcrlaf
Ruthie's on her way!


6 posted on 02/15/2019 12:51:42 PM PST by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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To: tcrlaf

Dems have a working plan:

Allow illegals to be counted in the Census same as citizens.

Offer Sanctuary and benefits to illegals.

Open the borders.

Increases Dems representation in Congress which also adds to their Electoral Votes.


7 posted on 02/15/2019 12:54:32 PM PST by NoLibZone (America's dead. Gone. Get used to it. The Trump admin has shown the experiment has ended.)
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To: tcrlaf

What does John Roberts think? He’s evolved into the swing vote between the liberals and the more conservative justices.

I’m assuming that the four hard liberals will all vote that it is unconstitutional to ask about citizenship.

So John Roberts could well be the deciding vote.


8 posted on 02/15/2019 12:55:57 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Yep!! He’ll side with the elites once again! God needs to remove Ruth ASAP before 2020.


9 posted on 02/15/2019 12:58:53 PM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Let me save Roberts the trouble...

The liberal justification will be this: asking this question forces people into self-incrimination, which is unconstitutional. Therefore, the question violates the Fifth Amendment protection and must be removed.

-PJ

10 posted on 02/15/2019 12:59:22 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (The 1st Amendment gives the People the right to a free press, not CNN the right to the 1st question.)
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To: tcrlaf

If the gov’t can send me a Census form pages long, well beyond a simple “how many live here”, and send a Census agent to my home to “remind” me there were more questions for me to answer beyond a simple “how many live here” (yes, literally happened, he was parked there waiting for me to come home, I told him “I answered what the Constitution requires” and he got the point from my tone that leaving was a good idea), and has enacted law fining people $100 for not answering all questions, then heck yeah they can ask “how many people living here are citizens?”

If SCOTUS rules that asking “how many living here are citizens?” is NOT allowed, then that will cause precedence for eliminating all other questions beyond “how many live here?”.


11 posted on 02/15/2019 1:22:07 PM PST by ctdonath2 (The Red Queen wasn't kidding.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

“The liberal justification will be this: asking this question forces people into self-incrimination, which is unconstitutional.”

Nope.

If I am asked, I will respond “4 people live here, 3 are citizens” which in no way is self-incrimination because the question does not address whether the non-citizen is a lawful resident alien.


12 posted on 02/15/2019 1:25:25 PM PST by ctdonath2 (The Red Queen wasn't kidding.)
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To: tcrlaf

RBG is back just in time for her a Robert’s to screw Trump and country yet again!


13 posted on 02/15/2019 1:25:40 PM PST by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run
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To: elpadre
when was the citizenship question removed? I seem to recall seeing it years gone by.!

It was asked on the extended forms that only went to select households. President Trump wanted it on all the forms.

14 posted on 02/15/2019 1:26:30 PM PST by Drew68
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To: tcrlaf

So in some weird leftest legal theory universe, asking someone if they are legally in this country is...illegal??!!


15 posted on 02/15/2019 1:26:32 PM PST by fhayek
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To: Drew68

“It was asked on the extended forms that only went to select households.”

I received one of them in 2010-——threw it in the trash.

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16 posted on 02/15/2019 1:29:51 PM PST by Mears
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To: Political Junkie Too

Using that theory, if I was to be audited by the IRS, I could refuse on those grounds.


17 posted on 02/15/2019 1:30:33 PM PST by fhayek
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To: tcrlaf
Translation:

U.S. Supreme Court to decide legality of what's on census citizenship query

FIFY.

18 posted on 02/15/2019 1:32:51 PM PST by Electric Graffiti (Cocked, locked and ready to ROCK!)
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To: ctdonath2
I'll buy that!

-PJ

19 posted on 02/15/2019 1:34:01 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (The 1st Amendment gives the People the right to a free press, not CNN the right to the 1st question.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

If Roberts is the deciding vote, President Trump loses.


20 posted on 02/15/2019 1:34:46 PM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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