Obama Judge Strikes! Admin Can’t Ask Citizenship Question on Census


An Obama federal judge in the southern district of New York has ruled against the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Unfortunately, there is a technicality over the three-year notice they were supposed to give and didn’t.

The Trump administration can’t ask if someone is a citizen, even though it was done in 1950.

U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman ordered the administration to stop its plans to include the question on forms for the upcoming national head count “without curing the legal defects”, the judge identified in his opinion released on Tuesday.

The Trump administration announced last year that the 2020 census would include a question about U.S. citizenship status. The left likes to call the question “controversial” because they disagree with it.

The added question was: “Is this person a citizen of the United States?” All U.S. households have not been asked such a question on the census since 1950.

Furman has noted that he does not expect his order to be the final word on the question’s fate. The district court ruling in New York is expected to be appealed to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and, ultimately, to the Supreme Court.

The Obama appointee’s brother Jason Furman served as Obama’s financial adviser. Justice Roberts said there are no Obama judges, but all one has to do to disprove that is look at the Supreme Court on which he sits.



  1. In the founding of this country the judiciary branch was not supposed to be the most powerful branch of government. Things do not seem to have worked out as the founders planned. The judiciary is by far the most powerful branch of government.

    • I would like to add the most ignorant, but that would leave out the current House of Representatives, which is the most ignorant branch in the history of this great country.

  2. Hopefully, by the time this question gets to the Supreme Court, RBG will have stepped down and been replaced by Amy Coney Barret.

  3. The question comes down to whether it is constitutional or not to ask someone if he/she is a citizen.

    Considering we have laws limiting voting rights to citizens, it would seem logical that asking on a census whether one is or isn’t a citizen is a legitimate question.

  4. It took 277 pages to spin this in a way that makes any kind of off handed sense. Why not determine the number of citizens and noncitizens in the country? It might help validate the voter roles.

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