posted by gut
Look at Thomas' dissent. It's spot on.
It's deliberate overreach and the justification is an attempt to sidestep precedent because there's not enough time to re-visit it. They effectively blocked the question from being on the 2020 census without blocking the question.
Why in the world the Administration need to prove it's intent/sincerity to the court in to include a question that has been on like 90% of the censuses? The purpose and validity of the question was self-evident.
Apparently not and the Court did not buy the argument put forth by the Administration.
I don't see it as overreach. The question is currently not on the census and the Administration had to prove that the addition of the question would help the Voting Rights Act and not be a hindrance. In that narrow view, the Administration failed to prove their case. I see the whole issue as a fuck up by the Administration.