The Census Bureau plans to announce it will miss a year-end deadline for handing in numbers used for divvying up congressional seats.
The high court said it was too soon to rule on the legality of Trump's plan because it's not yet clear how many people he would seek to exclude and whether the division of House seats would be affected.
Census workers told The Associated Press they were pressured to do so.
Two census takers tell The Associated Press that their supervisors pressured them to enter false information into a computer system about homes they had not visited.
Both sides are informed by the experience of the 2000 election, which was ultimately decided by the Supreme Court in Bush v. Gore.
The justices signaled in their order Friday that they will hear arguments in December and issue a decision by early January, when Trump must report the once-a-decade census results to Congress.
When census numbers are counted, Arizona could gain a new congressional seat. FOX 10's Steve Nielsen reports.
The U.S. Supreme Court has stopped the once-a-decade head count of every U.S. resident from continuing through the end of October.
Sheila Valenzuela, census director for the Gila River Indian Community in Arizona, said in court papers that she had been given misleading information from the Census Bureau's Tucson office for weeks about how many households had been counted in her community.
While Republicans generally liked the district maps drawn after the 2000 Census, those drawn following the 2010 Census were regarded as more favorable to Democrats, prompting strong criticism from Republicans.
The U.S. secretary of Commerce says the 2020 census will end Oct. 5, despite a federal judge’s ruling last week that the head count of every U.S. resident should continue through the end of October, according to a tweet posted on the Census Bureau’s website Monday.
A federal judge has stopped the 2020 census from finishing at month's end and suspended a year-end deadline for delivering the numbers needed to decide how many seats each state gets in Congress.
The report by the Office of Inspector General says some agency officials suspect it was made by the White House or the Department of Commerce.
A new report released Thursday also said it could result in Texas, Florida, Arizona, Georgia, and North Carolina losing $500 million annually in federal funding for healthcare for its neediest residents.
Over 10% of residents haven't participated in the once-a-decade national count and the state could lose $500 million annually in federal funding.
Federal judges have blocked an order from President Donald Trump that tried to exclude people in the country illegally from the process of redrawing congressional districts.
The confusion has enormous implications for college towns, which may face severe shortfalls in federal dollars and a dilution of political power.
With widespread home visits for the 2020 census set to begin, the Census Bureau is losing workers to pandemic fears. The attrition could complicate the bureau's plans to ramp up efforts to reach the hardest to count communities, including minorities and immigrants, on a shortened schedule.
The U.S. Census Bureau is cutting its schedule for data collection for the 2020 census a month short.
The agency said it aimed to have the same level of responses for 2020 as past years’ censuses.