Even if the president's motives were partisan, a more plausible cover story would have been enough to pass judicial muster.
Instead, the president signed an executive order directing government agencies to sift through documents and databases to determine Americans' citizenship status.
The commerce secretary could easily have reinstated the citizenship question if he had been less transparently dishonest.
The Census fight overlooks the fact that the number of unauthorized residents is declining.
The Trump Administration's Double Reversal on the Census Highlights the Difficulties of Dealing With a Mercurial President Who Rules by Tweet
Did Trump change his mind about the citizenship question twice, or did his underlings ignore him? Which is worse?
The president's seeming ability to always get what he wants masks the reality that anything is possible in today's political and cultural landscape.
The Supreme Court was right to rule that the administration's rationale for adding a question about citizenship to the Census was bogus. But it would have done better to rule that inclusion of the question was beyond the scope of the federal government's enumerated powers.
SCOTUS Ruling on Adding a Citizenship Question to the Census Shows Wilbur Ross Was Defeated by His Own Lies
The Court concludes that the commerce secretary's "contrived" explanation frustrated "meaningful judicial review."
And that whole Voting Rights Act justification? Kinda the opposite, actually.
Bill de Blasio's coming humiliation is just the latest evidence of the outer-borough president's revenge on Manhattan.
The commerce secretary falsely portrayed the decision to include a citizenship question as a response to a Justice Department request.
Federal Judge: Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross 'Violated the Public Trust' with Census Citizenship Question
The Trump administration can't ask about citizenship on the 2020 census, Judge Jesse Furman ruled.
Skyrocketing debt and pension obligations make for a tough labor environment.
New Census data shows little change from 2016.
Kris Kobach suffers legal, factual, and professional humiliation at the hands of a federal judge, though his conspiratorial cause still lives on at the White House.
Projections of minority-majority U.S. population are based on outdated and arbitrary ethno-racial Census categories.
Stop trying to draft me as a data point for your federal lobbying efforts.
A higher non-response rate among illegal immigrants is a goal to be celebrated, not some minor potential side effect to be lamented, Kris Kobach, David Vitter, and other would-be gerrymanderers stress.
The Census Bureau's decision to ask about citizenship in its decennial survey for the first time since 1950 will lead to worse data, but better electoral results for Republicans.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach would prefer to upend the Constitution's directive to apportion House seats based on total population, not voter rolls. So barring that, the author of Mitt Romney's "self-deportation" policy wants Census-takers to ask about citizenship.
Let's do away with any questions regarding a person's race or ethnicity in the 2020 Census.
Trump Kills Incompetent 'Election Integrity' Commission, But His Voter Fraud Conspiracy Theory Lives On
Even while euthanizing the bureaucratic expression of his electoral fantasies, the president continues to play vote-counting politics with the Department of Homeland Security and Census.
This week's fake outrage confuses welfare spending with equal government protection and blames Trump.
Time to call it a trend?
Trump voters who fear a white minority U.S. should just relax.
Accused of fudging the unemployment numbers in 2012
Would prevent the Census bureau from conducting surveys except for the decennial population count
Drew buzz from folks believing anti-federal zealots had lynched him