Tag Archives: Census Bureau

Citizenship and the Census: State of New York v. U.S. Department of Commerce (Round One)(Part IV)

by Bernard Bell — Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018

This is the final post in my four-part series discussing Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross’ decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 decennial census form.  The Secretary justified his decision by referencing the Department of Justice’s need for citizenship information in certain Voting Rights Act section 2 litigation.  Plaintiffs in the New York […]

Citizenship and the Census: State of New York v. U.S. Department of Commerce (Round One)(Part III)

by Bernard Bell — Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018

This is my third post of four posts regarding Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross’ March 26, 2018 decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 decennial census form.  The first post (here) discussed the disposition of the government’s motion to dismiss two suits challenging the decision.  The second post (here) took Secretary Ross’ reasons […]

Citizenship and the Census: State of New York v. U.S. Department of Commerce (Round One)(Part II)

by Bernard Bell — Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018

If all lives matter, then all lives count. This is the second in a series of posts regarding Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross’ March 26, 2018 memorandum (here) directing the Census Bureau to add a citizenship question to the 2020 decennial census form distributed to all households.  Administrative Record filed in New York v. Department […]

Citizenship and the Census: State of New York v. U.S. Department of Commerce (Round One)(Part I)

by Bernard Bell — Friday, Aug. 3, 2018

The electorate should choose its representatives, not the other way around. On March 26, 2018, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross directed the Census Bureau to include a question regarding citizenship on the 2020 census short form distributed to all households.  Memorandum from Wilbur Ross to Karen Dunn Kelley, Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, Department of […]

Census Smoke Signals

by Jennifer Nou — Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018@Jennifer_Nou

The decennial Census is a high-stakes feat. It informs government spending, business planning, and congressional apportionment. No wonder the Census Bureau takes such great pains with each question. After all, when you ask only ten questions or so, you’ve got to make them count (pun intended). You can almost hear the bureaucratic hand-wringing in the […]