QUESTIONS REMAIN REGARDING BORDER WALL RULING | Why Folks Are Still Getting Asked About Citizenship Status
July 30, 2019
WHICH IS IT|
For The Economist, Steven Mazie reviews the questions SCOTUS left unanswered in its border wall ruling, including why environmental organizations aren’t eligible to sue. He writes, “Is it because, as the government claimed, their ‘interests in hiking, birdwatching and fishing’ pale in comparison to the Trump administration’s drive ‘to stanch the flow of illegal narcotics across the southern border’? Or is it because private parties, generally speaking, cannot challenge government reappropriations?”
STILL GOING STRONG|
“Courts have permanently blocked the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census. But the Census Bureau is continuing to send surveys that ask about citizenship status.” Hansi Lo Wang with NPR explains that the Bureau is still testing the impact of the question despite the Supreme Court’s ruling “so it could have research ready on how the question could lower response rates and drive up costs for future head counts.”
RAISING THE BAR?|
ICYMI, there has been some serious drama surrounding the California Bar Exam after it came to light that deans of 16 law schools were tipped off to what was going to be on the test that began today. And now the California Supreme Court is looking into how and why the deans were given this info.
HARD TO SAY GOODBYE, MY LOVE|
Tomorrow will be the last edition of SCOTUSDaily before our August summer break. So consider this last call for any news and reviews you’d like included before your daily dose of SCOTUS returns in September.