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Trump to take executive action on census citizenship question
NY Post ^ | July 11, 2019 | Mark Moore and Marisa Schultz

Posted on 07/11/2019 7:32:13 AM PDT by COUNTrecount

President Trump will announce that he will use executive action to add a citizenship question on the 2020 census at a news conference Thursday afternoon, a White House source confirmed to The Post.

The president tweeted that he would address the controversial question in a tweet Thursday morning days after he signaled he was considering using an executive order to include it.

“The White House will be hosting a very big and very important Social Media Summit today. Would I have become President without Social Media??,” Trump said on Twitter. “Yes (probably)! At its conclusion, we will all go to the beautiful Rose Garden for a News Conference on the Census and Citizenship.?”

?Trump brought up the idea that he would include the question using an executive order after the Supreme Court blocked it from next year’s count. ? ??”We’ll see what happens,” ?the president said at the White House last Friday. “We could also add an addition on. So we could start the printing now and maybe do an addendum after we get a positive decision. So we’re working on a lot of things, including an executive order.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: census; citizenshipquestion; fakenews; trump; yesweknow
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1 posted on 07/11/2019 7:32:13 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount

The EO taketh away, and the EO giveth back.


2 posted on 07/11/2019 7:34:44 AM PDT by going hot (happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: COUNTrecount

Good!

This should never have been an item of discussion.


3 posted on 07/11/2019 7:36:24 AM PDT by Howie66 ("...Against All Enemies, Foreign and Democrat.....")
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To: COUNTrecount

Is this part 1 of a two part solution, where if he get enjoined by some dopey judge (as is inevitable) then another approach will be used, per AG Barr’s comment? Or was Barr referring to an EO?


4 posted on 07/11/2019 7:37:40 AM PDT by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan.)
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To: COUNTrecount

If Obama removed the question without the SC, why does Trump need the SC to have it put back on?


5 posted on 07/11/2019 7:40:12 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to says)
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To: COUNTrecount

There is a judge in a liberal circuit that already had the stay written.


6 posted on 07/11/2019 7:40:25 AM PDT by Yogafist
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To: COUNTrecount
It's ridiculous that this went to the courts.

Absolutely nothing unconstitutional about having a citizxen/alien question on the census. Violates no one.

7 posted on 07/11/2019 7:40:44 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Puppage

[[If Obama removed the question without the SC, why does Trump need the SC to have it put back on?]]

Because with today’s commie Judiciary, Obama’s EOs are just as good as Constitutional Amendments.


8 posted on 07/11/2019 7:44:45 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: COUNTrecount

Go figure...when the Census is asking how many TOILETS are in your house and all of the other nosy invasive questions yet cannot ask if the PEOPLE being counted are CITIZENS...

Go President Trump!!


9 posted on 07/11/2019 7:47:54 AM PDT by Skybird
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To: Yogafist

little federal judge will stomp his feet and place on injunction on it. Then months of appeals and delays for new evidence by other side. Then months more to go on SCOTUS long range plans. Then SCOTUS on long vacation. Then a wimpy Roberts and Kavanaugh “well,sort of, I guess, but we don’t mean this is a a decision, we suppose....” answer.


10 posted on 07/11/2019 7:47:58 AM PDT by frank ballenger (End vote fraud,non-citizen voting & leftist media news censorship or we afought for theire finished.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Yes, it is simply putting it back into the census, it was removed by Obama.


11 posted on 07/11/2019 7:52:50 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration
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To: Puppage

If Obama removed the question without the SC, why does Trump need the SC to have it put back on?

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The SC actually explained that they are now in the business of interpreting intent and inferring racism.

When Obama took it off, did anyone sue?
It could easily be inferred (if a court chose to do, because we have no constitution anymore) that Obama wanted to help remove the ability to survey our own sovereignty and ruled against him. Not sure if anyone even challenged it though


12 posted on 07/11/2019 7:52:51 AM PDT by z3n
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To: Puppage

If Obama removed the question without the SC, why does Trump need the SC to have it put back on?

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The SC actually explained that they are now in the business of interpreting intent and inferring racism.

When Obama took it off, did anyone sue?
It could easily be inferred (if a court chose to do, because we have no constitution anymore) that Obama wanted to help remove the ability to survey our own sovereignty and ruled against him. Not sure if anyone even challenged it though


13 posted on 07/11/2019 7:52:51 AM PDT by z3n
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To: Yogafist

“There is a judge in a liberal circuit that already had the stay written.”

If that’s true, send the US Marshals to arrest and detain him. This $hit’s got to stop! If the GD Republicans had been doing their jobs when they were in control of the House, this would not be a problem today. They should have been deleting courts and their judges which is their Constitutional prerogative.


14 posted on 07/11/2019 7:58:11 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: going hot

Was removing it an EO?

I like that Trump is trying here but, strategically, I don’t think this works because the left will just take it back to the courts again and drag it out until the census MUST be printed.


15 posted on 07/11/2019 8:01:15 AM PDT by Skywise
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To: Puppage

He doesn’t. This is purely a matter for the Executive branch; the Constitution gives zero power to the Judicial branch over the census.

At some point, some President is going to need to put his foot down and tell the Judicial branch to mind its own business, though that would instigate a “Constitutional crisis”, since the SC has been getting away with pretending it is a superior rather than co-equal branch for so long. If Trump isn’t the one that has the stones to do it, I don’t know who will be.


16 posted on 07/11/2019 8:07:25 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: COUNTrecount

if the fact that it is Obama who removed it were broadcast loud and clear there should be no obstacle to Trump replacing it onto the census. But all we hear is silence!!


17 posted on 07/11/2019 8:10:11 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said theoal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: frank ballenger
little federal judge will stomp his feet and place on injunction on it.

If President Trump cites Amendment 14 Section 2 as the authority for his EO, then he can argue that a federal judge has no say because those courts are the creation of Congress and are inferior to the Constitution.

It would be different if Trump cited a federal law passed by Congress. That would put the lower courts on equal footing.

-PJ

18 posted on 07/11/2019 8:12:23 AM PDT 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: COUNTrecount

I think I’ll answer 2 census questions this time..
1. How many people live at this address?
2. Are you a citizen?


19 posted on 07/11/2019 8:12:37 AM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily." -GW)
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To: COUNTrecount

Some leftist will file suit and a communist judge will shut it down.


20 posted on 07/11/2019 8:31:45 AM PDT by McGavin999 (injustice Roberts to taxpayer. Shut up and pay peons, you don’t need to know who gets your money)
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