The Supreme Court just let the Trump administration shut down the census early
Low-income people and minorities are now more likely to go uncounted.
The Supreme Court handed down a brief, unsigned order on Tuesday that is likely to shut down the 2020 census count. Only Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented publicly from the Court’s order in Ross v. National Urban League, although it is possible that as many as two other justices dissented without making that dissent public.
The case involves a late effort by political appointees to shut down the census count earlier than professionals within the Census Bureau determined that that...