Share this: Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) When the Census Bureau, and the Commerce Department, which oversees the statistical agency, picked an Oct. 5 end date, Koh struck that down too, accusing officials of “lurching from one hasty, unexplained plan to the next … and undermining the credibility of the Census Bureau and the 2020 Census.” Scammers seize on US election, but it’s not votes they want, Headwinds for Trump in bid to repeat Upper Midwest victories, Cuomo: Movie theaters in NY can open Friday, with limits, Suspect in teacher’s beheading in France was Chechen teen, Armenia, Azerbaijan announce new attempt at cease-fire, Rural Midwest hospitals struggling to handle virus surge, Trump plays down virus as he steps up pitch for second term, Twitter CEO says it was wrong to block links to Biden story, France’s Macron decries slaying of history teacher, Trump changes course, approves California relief for 6 fires. The proposal to extend the apportionment deadline passed the Democratic-controlled House, but the Republican-controlled Senate didn’t take up the request. View Press Releases. That caused the deadlines to revert back to a previous Census Bureau plan that had field operations ending Oct. 31 and the reporting of apportionment figures at the end of April 2021. Signs advertising the 2020 U.S. Census cover a closed and boarded up business amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Seattle, Washington, U.S., March 23, 2020. All Rights Reserved. Thank you. Last month, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California sided with the plaintiffs and issued an injunction which suspended a Sept. 30 deadline for finishing the 2020 census and a Dec. 31 deadline for submitting numbers used to determine how many congressional seats each state gets — a process known as apportionment. President Donald Trumps administration had asked the nations high court to suspend a district courts order permitting the 2020 census to continue through the end of the month. The Trump administration argued that the headcount needed to end immediately so that the Census Bureau had enough time to crunch the numbers before a congressionally mandated year-end deadline for turning in figures used for deciding how many congressional seats each state gets. Census Bureau Statement on 2020 Census Data Collection Ending Over 99.9% of housing units have been accounted for in the 2020 Census. A briefcase of a census taker is seen as she knocks on the door of a residence Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Winter Park, Fla. A half-million census takers head out en mass this week to knock on the doors of households that haven't yet responded to the 2020 census. The United States Supreme Court has decided to stop the once-a-decade headcount of every US resident from continuing through the end of October, in a blow to civil rights groups concerned about an undercount particularly of racial minorities. Supreme Court halts census in latest twist of 2020 count The court sided with the Trump administration to end the count early. By sticking to the Dec. 31 deadline, control of the apportionment count would remain in the hands of the Trump administration no matter who wins the presidential election next month. Please check your inbox to confirm. When the Census Bureau, and the Commerce Department, which oversees the statistical agency, picked an Oct. 5 end date, Koh struck that down too, accusing officials of “lurching from one hasty, unexplained plan to the next ... and undermining the credibility of the Census Bureau and the 2020 Census.”. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. Opponents of the order said it followed the strategy of the late Republican redistricting guru, Thomas Hofeller, who had advocated using voting-age citizens instead of the total population when it came to drawing legislative seats since that would favor Republicans and non-Hispanic whites. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly. Census Bureau Statement on 2020 Census Data Collection Ending Read More. Mike Schneider, Associated Press "To call this a contempt situation is just not reasonable.". That caused the deadlines to revert back to a previous Census Bureau plan that had field operations ending Oct. 31 and the reporting of apportionment figures at the end of April 2021. In a statement, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the Supreme Court’s decision “regrettable and disappointing,” and said the administration's actions “threaten to politically and financially exclude many in America’s most vulnerable communities from our democracy.”, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented from the high court's decision, saying “respondents will suffer substantial injury if the Bureau is permitted to sacrifice accuracy for expediency.”. The panel of three appellate judges said that just because the year-end deadline is impossible to meet doesn’t mean the court should require the Census Bureau to miss it. Learn more about Friends of the NewsHour. Left: Signs advertising the 2020 U.S. Census cover a closed and boarded up business amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Seattle, Washington, U.S., March 23, 2020… The plaintiffs argued that the “rushed” schedule would lead to inaccurate census results and “a massive undercount of the country’s communities of colour”. Judge Lucy Koh wrote in no uncertain terms early Friday about the announcement by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross this week that counting would end on October 5, more than three weeks earlier than the Census Bureau's own plan to conclude counting on October 31, Ross' directive was an "egregious violation" of her order, and she faulted the administration with "chaotic, dilatory, and incomplete compliance with the Injunction Order.". 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