Split 9th Circ. Blocks Feds From Stopping Census

By Mike LaSusa (September 30, 2020, 10:11 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Census Bureau can't immediately end its efforts to count the country's population, a split Ninth Circuit panel said Wednesday, ruling the constitutionally mandated decennial tabulation could be "seriously disrupted" by the plan to end data collection earlier than expected.

U.S. Circuit Judges Johnnie B. Rawlinson and Morgan Christen, appointed by Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, respectively, shot down the federal government's bid to pause a California federal court's decision last week to issue a preliminary injunction preventing the bureau from moving up its final counting day from Oct. 31 to Sept. 30.

"The process of disbanding thousands of...

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