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Appellate Judges Let 2020 Census Continue Through October

Appellate Judges Let 2020 Census Continue Through October

A panel of three appellate judges on Wednesday upheld a lower court order allowing the 2020 head count of every U.S. resident to continue through October. But the panel struck down a provision that had suspended a yearend deadline for turning in figures used to decide how many congressional seat each state gets.

ORLANDO, Fla.: A panel of three appellate judges on Wednesday upheld a lower court order allowing the 2020 head count of every U.S. resident to continue through October. But the panel struck down a provision that had suspended a year-end deadline for turning in figures used to decide how many congressional seat each state gets.

The ruling by the three judges on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco was a split decision for the Trump administration and a coalition of civil rights groups and local governments that had challenged the administrations 2020 census schedule.

The ruling upheld part of U.S. District Judge Lucy Kohs preliminary injunction last month, and rejected part of it.

Kohs injunction suspended a Sept. 30 deadline for finishing the 2020 census and also a Dec. 31 deadline for turning in numbers used to determine how many congressional seats each state gets in a process known as apportionment. Because of those actions, the deadlines reverted back to a previous Census Bureau plan that had field operations ending Oct. 31 and the reporting of apportionment figures at the end of April.

Attorneys have indicated they would likely appeal the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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