Mini-sode! The Census, SCOTUS & The Economy

In our first Economic Explainer mini-sode, we’re taking a quick look at the Census, and how an upcoming SCOTUS decision could affect our ecconomy. Once you’ve listened, check out this related reading:


· Howard Fienberg, Vice President of Advocacy with Insights Association, and Co-Director of the Census Project. Twitter: @InsightsMRX, @censusproject, @hfienberg

· Andrew Reamer, Research Professor at the George Washington Institute of Public Policy at George Washington University.

Show Notes:

· The Supreme Court case over adding a citizenship question to the census, explained. Dara Lind, Vox. April 23, 2019.

· Wilbur Ross broke law, violated Constitution in census decision, judge rules. Fred Barbash, Washington Post. March 6, 2019.

Additional Reading:

· Hearing Video: “The Economic Impacts of the 2020 Census and Business Uses of Federal Data,” Wednesday, May 22, 2:00 P.M., 210 Cannon House Office Building. Hearing video starts 21 minutes into the video.

· Judge Richard Seeborg census ruling. United States District Court; Northern District of California. Page updated March 6, 2019.

· Judge Jesse Furman’s opinion in the census case. United States District Court; Southern District of New York. Filed January 15, 2019.

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