(NewsReady.com) – In September, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied the Trump Administration’s petition to block a lower court’s ruling prohibited it from ending the census count at the end of that month. Now, President Donald Trump’s team is asking the Supreme Court to hear the case.
On Wednesday, October 7, the administration filed an emergency motion asking the high court to end the census count. Officials said they need to stop the count in order for the Commerce Department to meet its deadline at the end of the year.
JUST IN: The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to allow it to end 2020 census counting early after a lower court ruled it must keep counting through Oct. 31 to give more time for accuracy.
— NPR (@NPR) October 8, 2020
The president’s opponents claim his administration is trying to undercount minority communities. Officials deny there’s anything nefarious about their actions. The administration just wants to be sure it’s on track to meet its obligations. Currently, the count is expected to last until October 31.
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