NEW: Judge Furman in SDNY won't hold a #2020Census conference "at this time" given the govt's "acknowledgment that this court's injunction" stands and it concedes it can't add a citizenship question to the surveys without "adopt[ing] a new rationale.'" @CourthouseNews
Reminder: The government plans to reveal its next steps to U.S. District Judge Hazel in Maryland by 2 p.m. today.
Here's the last letter it filed with Furman, before this order was issued. https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6183397-DOJ-census-7-3-19.html …
This is the part of the letter that Judge Furman quoted in which the government mulls concocting "a new rationale" to add the citizenship question. That rather unabashed way of describing it did not escape the judge's attention.
One more thing: There could be more fireworks after the government reveals its plans at 2 p.m.
On Wednesday, Judge Hazel left open the possibility of "get[ting] on the phone after" the DOJ's announcement. https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6182647-Census-Hearing-Transcript-7-3.html …
You can follow @KlasfeldReports.
Tip: mention @threader_app on a Twitter thread with the keyword “compile” to get a link to it.
Enjoy Threader? Sign up.
Threader is an independent project created by only two developers. The site gets 500,000+ visits a month and our iOS Twitter client was featured as an App of the Day by Apple. Running this space is expensive and time consuming. If you find Threader useful, please consider supporting us to make it a sustainable project.