Elder Patriot – When the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts, claimed there weren’t Obama judges and Trump judges, he inserted himself into a political debate he was destined to lose.
Justice Roberts now shares the bench with two Trump appointees who garnered virtually no Democrat support – four votes combined for the two of them – and near unanimous Republican support.
I’d like to hear Roberts explain why.
Roberts is going to get a chance to rule whether the 277-page decision banning the citizenship question from the 2020 census that U.S. District Judge and Obama appointee, Jesse Furman, handed down on Jan. 15, should stand.
Furman’s ruled that the question is constitutional but that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had acted arbitrarily and did not follow procedure. WTF is that all about?
The Department of Justice is guaranteed to appeal Furman’s ruling.
Furman actually upheld the argument of state and local Democratic officials that illegal aliens will fear participating in the survey and that would disproportionately affect the population counts in Democratic-leaning states and reduce funding to those states. WAT?
The question, if answered honestly, would also diminish congressional representation in districts with high concentrations of illegal immigrant residents.
The DOJ had argued that aliens who are in the country illegally should not be counted to determine congressional districts and the distribution of federal aid.
In February, the Supreme Court had previously already agreed to hear a portion of the case after multiple parties including several states across the nation sued the Census Bureau and its parent agency, the Department of Commerce.
In that case, the high court is expected to decide whether those challenging the decision to include the citizenship question must rely exclusively on the administrative record detailing the government’s decision-making process, or whether the courts should consider the intention of the government officials participating in that process. (H/T) The Epoch Time
This seems like a waste of the high court’s time. The question had been on the census form prior its removal by the Obama administration.
In March of 2018, Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation wrote:
The public should applaud the Trump administration and the Commerce Department for reinstating a citizenship question on the 2020 census form. Despite the howls of hysterical protests coming from political partisans, this is long overdue and in accord with historical practice.
Perhaps Chief Justice Roberts is right, there aren’t Obama judges and Trump judges. There’s only radical leftist anti-American sovereignty judges, and judges who respect the American taxpayer and the Constitution.