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BREAKING: The Trump administration says it is appealing the court order that extends #2020Census counting to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, throwing into question exactly when counting will end.
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2. NEW: The Trump administration says if U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh does not temporarily suspend the order that extends #2020Census counting while it is on appeal, it will ask the 9th Circuit for a stay later today. assets.documentcloud.org/documents/7218… For these reasons, Defendan...
3. UPDATE: As expected, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has denied the Trump admin's request to temporarily suspend the order the extends #2020Census counting while it is on appeal, so it looks like DOJ is moving on to the 9th Circuit to ask for a stay.
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Today is Friday.

There are now 36 days left to get counted for the #2020Census at My2020Census.gov because this happened last night around 11:43 p.m. ET👇
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2. Here's the preliminary injunction order by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh that blocks the Trump admin's plan to end the #2020Census early by requiring counting through Oct. 31 and suspending the Dec. 31 deadline for reporting the first set of results:
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3. The Trump admin is expected to appeal Judge Koh's order, further complicating what could be the final days of counting for the #2020Census. So watch this space for any rulings by the 9th Circuit or #SCOTUS that may return the counting end date to 9/30
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BREAKING: A federal judge in California orders #2020Census counting to be extended through Oct. 31 nationwide, blocking the Trump administration’s plan to end early. The admin is expected to appeal, further complicating what could be the count’s final days
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2. From U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh's order (stand by for the full PDF): Moreover, although Plaintif...challenge, the moving and s...
3. Here's the PDF of the order by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh that extends #2020Census counting through Oct. 31 (I deleted an earlier tweet that incorrectly said Oct. 21):
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NEW: Courts permanently blocked #2020Census from asking about U.S. citizenship status, but @OversightDems say they've obtained worker script for count of people experiencing homelessness that says citizenship is part of "census response data...we ask for"
oversight.house.gov/sites/democrat… The census response data th...
@OversightDems 2. I've reached out to @uscensusbureau's public information office to ask why "citizenship" is on page 9 of this copy of the "Group Quarters Advance Contact In-field Script for Emergency and Transitional Shelters (with Sleeping Facilities) for People Experiencing Homelessness." Image
@OversightDems @uscensusbureau 3. In a letter to Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham, @RepMaloney says House @OversightDems obtained this #2020Census worker script from a whistleblower, as well as another document about the count of people experiencing homelessness.
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THREAD: More emails show Census Bureau officials tried to push back against Trump admin pressure to shorten #2020Census - "any thinking person who would believe we can deliver apportionment by 12/31 has either a mental deficiency or a political motivation"
documentcloud.org/documents/7215… We need to sound the alarm ...
2. Days before Trump admin announced it was cutting #2020Census schedule short, Christa Jones, chief of staff in Census Bureau's office of the director, urged including language in a slide deck to make clear that this was not career bureau officials' idea.
documentcloud.org/documents/7215… I REALLY think we need to s...
3. According to draft Census Bureau talking points for a House Oversight briefing in April, DOJ had supposedly concluded there's "not a constitutional issue" with delaying delivery of the #2020Census appointment count until after 12/31 statutory deadline.
documentcloud.org/documents/7215… Are there constitutional co...
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NEW: In a court filing for the California-based lawsuit over the shortened #2020Census schedule, the Trump administration signals it may try to appeal tomorrow (Sept. 23) the court order that's currently pausing the wrap-up of #2020Census field operations.
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2. Census Bureau's associate director for #2020Census, Al Fontenot, says in sworn statement "every day that Court injunctions preclude us from following our normal field procedures makes it more difficult for us to complete a timely and complete census."
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3. Fontenot apparently misstated in an earlier sworn statement (assets.documentcloud.org/documents/7203…) the threshold for moving an area into closeout. A footnote from Fontenot's latest statement:
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Career officials at the Census Bureau, the inspector general's office at the Commerce Department, and outside experts on the Census Scientific Advisory Committee have all warned that shortening the #2020Census increases the risk of an inaccurate count.
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2. My earlier thread of internal documents from the Census Bureau warning about the dangers of a shortened #2020Census schedule:
3. The @CommerceOIG report, "The Acceleration of the Census Schedule Increases the Risks to a Complete and Accurate #2020Census":
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NEW: The Commerce Department Office of Inspector General has found the decision to shorten the #2020Census schedule was not made by the Census Bureau and increases the risk to getting a complete and accurate count.
oig.doc.gov/OIGPublication… In our review of the circum...
2. NEW: Two Census Bureau officials told the @CommerceOIG that they think President Trump's now-blocked apportionment memo played a role in the Trump administration changing its position on whether #2020Census reporting deadlines should be extended. This Presidential Memorandu...
@CommerceOIG 3. @CommerceOIG says multiple Census Bureau officials "expressed concern about natural disasters that could prevent the completion of data collection" by Sept. 30 -- including COVID-19, wildfires, earthquakes, and hurricanes. One of the biggest threats ...
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NEW: Emails show career officials at the Census Bureau tried to warn the Trump admin that cutting the #2020Census schedule short would lead to "fatal data quality flaws that are unacceptable" and risked the perception of "politically-manipulated results."
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2. These internal emails, memos and other docs were released this weekend as part of the Nat'l Urban League-led lawsuit in California over the shortened #2020Census schedule. They show career officials trying to hold the integrity of the census together in the last weeks of July.
3. I started this thread earlier this weekend with some highlights from what I found in the documents. Stand by for more #2020Census receipts...
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THREAD: After digging through Trump admin's document dump for a lawsuit over shortened #2020Census schedule, I found this email showing Census Bureau CFO Ben Page unsure of what to tell leaders in Congress re: if the bureau still needed reporting deadlines extended as of July 20 Dropping KDK and Dan; I have already heard from 3 of the 4 c
2. By July 21, the Census Bureau apparently had "developed a plan in response to Secretarial direction to provide an apportionment count by the statutory deadline of December 31, 2020," according to this slide dated 7/21 (DOC_0007297) for a 8/10 census steering committee briefing
3. There's a heavily redacted 21-page memo with the file name "20200327-Memo on UndocumentedFINAL.pdf" (DOC 0007092) that Victoria Velkoff, the Census Bureau's associate director for demographic programs, and Chief Scientist John Abowd prepared for Deputy Director Ron Jarmin. March 27, 2020 MEMORANDUM FOR Dr. Ron S. Jarmin, Deputy Dire
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NEW: Census Bureau's Census Scientific Advisory Committee unanimously recommends #2020Census operational timeline be extended as bureau requested in April to "ensure a successful completion" in a way that's based on "scientific & methodological expertise"
documentcloud.org/documents/7213… To ensure a successful completion of the 2020 Census in a wa
2. "When the weather isn’t right, we postpone the launching of rockets into space," the committee says. "The same should be true of the decennial enumeration, the results of which will impact apportionment, redistricting, funding decisions, legal mandates...over the next decade."
3. Census Scientific Advisory Committee unanimously recommends bureau have full 6 months it requested in April for processing #2020Census results to "reduce the risk of failing to identify key errors" and produce data of "comparable quality" to past counts
documentcloud.org/documents/7213… the CSAC recommends that the Census Bureau have the time it
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Day 2 of the last scheduled Census Scientific Advisory Committee meeting before the end of the #2020Census has started.

You can listen by calling 1-888-946-7616 (Passcode: 8708263), and here's the webinar link: census.webex.com/census/onstage…
2. You can find slide decks for the presentations on citizenship data, differential privacy and construction data programs here:
census.gov/about/cac/sac/…
3. Here's the slide deck of @uscensusbureau updates on using government records to produce data on the U.S. citizenship status of every adult living in the U.S.
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Day 1 of the last scheduled Census Scientific Advisory Committee meeting before the end of the #2020Census has started.

You can listen by calling 1-888-946-7616 (Passcode: 8708263).
2. Here's the slide deck by @uscensusbureau's Vincent Mule on how administrative records will be used for the #2020Census:
documentcloud.org/documents/7212…
@uscensusbureau 3. Here's the slide deck by @uscensusbureau's Timothy Kennell on the #2020Census post-enumeration survey for calculating undercounts:
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NEW: For the Nat'l Urban League-led lawsuit over the shortened #2020Census schedule, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh formally orders Trump admin to file by 9/18 a record of internal documents that were submitted for Commerce Dept inspector general's inquiry.
assets.documentcloud.org/documents/7209… Accordingly, the Court orde...
2. There is no mention in this court order of what will happen to the temporary restraining order that's currently pausing the wind-down of #2020Census field operations, but Judge Koh wrote that the order "would expire" on Sept. 17. On September 5, 2020, the C...
3. During the Sept. 15 court conference for this lawsuit, Judge Koh suggested she would extend the temporary restraining order against the Census Bureau by seven days, but that has not happened yet.
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NEW: The temporary restraining order pausing the wind-down of #2020Census operations may be extended to Sept. 24, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh says during a court conference for the Nat'l Urban League-led lawsuit over shortened #2020Census schedule. Court order's expected tonight
2. The Trump admin missing a deadline for producing a complete record of internal Commerce Dept documents & its inability to produce other docs in time, as ordered by Judge Koh, have led to schedule changes for the case that require the temporary restraining order to be extended.
3. Judge Koh said she'll do her "utmost to get a ruling out as soon as possible" after a hearing tentatively set for Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. PT re: plaintiffs' preliminary-injunction request.

"I understand the urgency of the ruling and the gravity of the situation here," Koh said.
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NEW: A bipartisan Senate bill requiring #2020Census counting to continue through 10/31 & extending reporting deadlines by 4 months, as Census Bureau requested, has been introduced by Sens. @brianschatz of Hawaii, @lisamurkowski & @SenDanSullivan of Alaska
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@brianschatz @lisamurkowski @SenDanSullivan 2. Sen. @lisamurkowski (R-Alaska) says in a press release that "with the added delays and difficulties caused by COVID-19, it’s become increasingly clear that more time is needed to ensure a fair and accurate census count."
@brianschatz @lisamurkowski @SenDanSullivan 3. "The impact of this Census will be felt for the next ten years, and we simply cannot afford an undercount. Pushing back the deadline is the appropriate response to make sure this Census is accurate and successful," says @SenDanSullivan (R-Alaska) in the press release.
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Yesterday, plaintiffs in the Nat'l Urban League-led lawsuit over shortened #2020Census schedule said people claiming to be Census Bureau workers told them the software program that schedules door-knocking work, the Optimizer, was down for several weeks.
assets.documentcloud.org/documents/7208… Illinois. Just days before the Court entered the TRO, an enuCalifornia. A Census Field Supervisor in Southern California
2. I've reached out to the @uscensusbureau's public information office about the Optimizer.

During a court conference yesterday, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh said she wanted DOJ attorneys to find out what impact any downtime for the Optimizer has had on #2020Census operations.
@uscensusbureau 3. UPDATE: James Christy, Census Bureau's asst director for field ops, says in sworn statement that bureau's "logs which monitor system 'up time' reflect no unexpected outages" for Optimizer software system that assigns work to #2020Census door knockers.
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NEW: After missing the deadline for filing a complete record of internal Commerce Dept documents for a lawsuit over the shortened #2020Census schedule, Trump admin says it's willing to let a judge privately review docs sent to Commerce inspector general.
assets.documentcloud.org/documents/7208… Pursuant to the Court’s Ord...
2. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh suggested using internal documents submitted for the @CommerceOIG's inquiry into the shortened #2020Census schedule as a potential administrative record for the lawsuit after this happened yesterday:
@CommerceOIG 3. Apparently, Judge Koh's deadline for internal Commerce Department documents about the shortened #2020Census schedule wasn't the only deadline the Trump admin missed. See the last paragraph in the DOJ's latest court filing (L) & the deadline from Aug. 13 @CommerceOIG memo (R). Defendants note that the vo...To assist the OIG in its ov...
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U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh tells DOJ attorney Aleks Sverdlov at court conference: "I was very disappointed and surprised to see the government just say, 'We're not complying with the court's order. You're not going to get a page more today. Goodbye.' "
2. Judge Koh: Is it the Census Bureau's position that it will never complete production of an administrative record before Sept. 30?

DOJ attorney Brad Rosenberg: "We're not in the position to make that type of statement."
3. "Does that not seem peculiar to you?" Judge Koh asks DOJ attorney Aleks Sverdlov, noting only docs Trump admin has released so far that are "really responsive" are iterations of this Aug. 3 slide deck that House oversight committee has already released:
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NEW: The Trump admin has released an incomplete record of internal documents for a lawsuit over its decision to shorten #2020Census schedule. US District Judge Lucy Koh ordered all Commerce Dept docs to be filed by today, but admin is still reviewing 6K+ (~74%) of potential docs. Review of the remaining doc...10. By 9:46 a.m., September...
2. Links to 1st part of administrative record of internal docs re: Trump admin's decision to shorten #2020Census schedule (as filed on 9/13 for Nat'l Urban League-led lawsuit):
- assets.documentcloud.org/documents/7207…
- assets.documentcloud.org/documents/7207…
- assets.documentcloud.org/documents/7207…
- assets.documentcloud.org/documents/7207…
3. Here's the index of produced documents for the 1st part of the administrative record: documentcloud.org/documents/7207…

And here's the privilege log:
documentcloud.org/documents/7207…
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NEW: Because of "significant risks" from wildfires, major storms & new COVID-19 restrictions, Census Bureau may not be able to complete #2020Census counting in all states by Sept. 30, Al Fontenot, bureau's top official for the count, warns in court filing.
assets.documentcloud.org/documents/7207… 82. As the Director stated ...
2. This court filing on 9/11 was for @MALDEF, @AAAJ_AAJC-led lawsuit in Maryland over Trump admin's last-minute decision to cut short #2020Census. I found key differences between this filing & the 9/4 filing (earlier thread below) for a suit in California
3. Associate Director Al Fontenot said in the 9/4 filing (left) the Census Bureau intends to "resolve 99% of the cases in each state."

But there's no mention of 99% in the 9/11 filing (right). 65. Finally, as noted by th...69. Finally, as noted by th...
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This is a big win! The Constitution declares that apportionment of Federal Representatives shall be based on the counting of EVERY PERSON in our country.

Any attempt to prevent individuals from being counted is unconstitutional and undermines the integrity of the #2020census.
We won’t let this administration intimidate or silence immigrant communities. I was proud to pass an amendment to the #NDAA that nullified the effect of Trump’s Executive Order that requires Federal agencies to share citizenship data.

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Our work doesn’t stop here.
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Today is Saturday.

There are at least 18 days left to get counted for the #2020Census, and the national self-response rate is 65.7% as of Sept. 10.

Your household can still get counted -- no door knocker involved -- at My2020Census.gov. Image
2. And yes, the Census Bureau's door knockers are still out there trying to count unresponsive households as an alternative to households responding to the #2020Census themselves.

But...
npr.org/2020/08/29/905… But the more the bureau rel...
3. There are different #2020Census indicators that the Census Bureau has been putting out, including what it calls "total response rates" (2020census.gov/en/response-ra…). These are higher than the self-response rates I cite (2020census.gov/en/response-ra…) bc they include door-knocking work.
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