Pubblicato in: Devoluzione socialismo, Stati Uniti

Corte Suprema. Census. Sentenza sospesa in attesa di chiarimenti.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2019-06-27.

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Con una decisione 5 – 4 la Suprema Corte ha richiesto al Commerce Department, da cui dipende il Census, di fornire ulteriori elementi utili al giudizio sulla questione se inserire o meno nel modulo del censimento la domanda sulla cittadinanza. Questa procedura farà slittare di almeno quattro mesi l’emissione di una sentenza definitiva.

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Supreme Court blocks Trump’s census citizenship question

«Trump’s administration has told the courts that its rationale for adding the question was to better enforce a law that protects the voting rights of racial minorities. Critics called that rationale a pretext, with the Supreme Court’s majority embracing that theory.»

«Roberts said that under a U.S. law called the Administrative Procedure Act, the federal government is required to give a reasoned explanation for its actions. Roberts said the sole stated rationale – enforcement of the Voting Right Act – “seems to have been contrived” and was “more of a distraction.”»

«As part of the ruling issued on the last day of the court’s current term, the justices sent the issue back to the Commerce Department for it to decide whether to provide a different rationale for requiring people taking part in the census to declare whether they are citizens»

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«The census, required by the U.S. Constitution, is used to allot seats in the U.S. House and distribute some $800 billion in federal funds.»

«The court ruled against the challengers in a separate 5-4 vote, with all the conservative justices in the majority, that the U.S. Constitution does not in theory prevent the administration or a future one from adding a citizenship question.»

«The court ruled against the challengers in a separate 5-4 vote, with all the conservative justices in the majority, that the U.S. Constitution does not in theory prevent the administration or a future one from adding a citizenship question.»

«The Republican president’s administration had appealed to the Supreme Court after lower courts blocked the inclusion of the census question.»

«The Supreme Court had handed Trump some major victories since he took office in 2017, in particular a June 2018 ruling upholding his travel ban targeting people from several Muslim-majority countries. The court in January also let Trump’s policy barring many transgender people from the U.S. military go into effect.»

«While only U.S. citizens can vote, non-citizens comprise an estimated 7 percent of the population»