Link to Opinion of the Court granting a preliminary injunction in NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE, et al., Plaintiffs, v. WILBUR L. ROSS, et al., Defendants. United States District Judge Lucy Koh of the Northern District of California is presiding over this case.
This order prevents the early shutdown of the Census that was to take place on September 30th and restores Census Bureau’s original planned date of October 31st. It also prevents the Census Bureau from using the early deadline of December 31st to make a report to the President and moves that deadline back to April 30th as the Census Bureau had requested back in May before it reversed itself.
This is about the easiest court decision to make. Letting the administration shut down the Census early when it was already crippled by Covid-19 was just ■■■■■■■ stupid.
Unfortunately, we are going to have a severe undercount even with extending the Census to its full statutory link. But no need to further exacerbate that undercount by shutting down the Census early.