Ginsburg Delays Fight over Census Citizenship

Article publisher: 
American Renaissance
Article date: 
13 October 2018
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National News
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg has delayed two depositions of Trump administration officials that had been scheduled by a judge hearing a case over whether the 2020 Census can ask respondents about their citizenship.

WND reported last week the federal government had asked for a stay of orders from a lower court that would have compelled a wide-ranging interview with Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross.

Critics of the citizenship question demanded to “probe the secretary’s mental state.”

The government asked Ginsburg, who hears emergency appeals from that part of the country, to at least delay them.

On Tuesday, she ordered that the deposition plans be stayed pending a response from opponents of the question or until a further order from her or the full court.

The questioning of President Trump’s appointee is unnecessary, the administration said. The government argued the Census previously included citizenship questions from 1820 to 1950, except for one time, and again from 1960 through 2000....