A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to stop “winding down or altering any of the Census field operations.” Apparently, they had been doing this.
The judge issued a restraining order, which is a confusing double negative action. We order you to stop stopping.
In August, the Trump administration announced plans to truncate the 2020 Census due to the pandemic. This led to dozens of lawsuits across the country that advocate for minority groups, who insist that hard-to-reach populations must not be undercounted and undercut in the Census. The Judge in California noted that an incomplete census count would cause specific communities “irreparable harm.”