Donald Trump did not have a very good Tuesday, with his administration losing two MAJOR legal battles in a single day. The first occurred when a judge said that Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter, echoing a similar ruling from the lower courts.
But the second was much more consequential, with the Court saying that the DOJ cannot swap out their legal team on the census citizenship question lawsuit.
cicerone imposter wrote:Donald Trump did not have a very good Tuesday, with his administration losing two MAJOR legal battles in a single day. The first occurred when a judge said that Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter, echoing a similar ruling from the lower courts.
I'll be surprised if the Supreme Court lets that stand.
Why can't the executive branch choose their own lawyers to represent them in court?
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.
It's safe to predict that the Supreme Court will push any attempt for a ruling back down to the lower court.
Therefore the ruling will stand uncontested.
If it gets bumped back down to a lower court,...
The U.S. Constitution requires a census every 10 years of all persons living in the country for the purpose of apportioning seats in the U.S. House of Representatives (Article I, sec. 2, clause 3) among the states. The Constitution explicitly requires an “actual Enumeration” of “all persons,” imposing on the federal government the duty to count the “whole number of persons in each State.” Both Republican and Democratic administrations, through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), have confirmed unequivocally that the Constitution requires a count of all persons living in the United States on Census Day, regardless of citizenship status.