Q: "Are you going to issue an executive order on the census?"— CSPAN (@cspan) July 5, 2019
President Trump: "We're thinking about doing that. It's one of the ways, we have four or five ways we can do it. It's one of the ways we're thinking of doing it." pic.twitter.com/vp93GpFKQA
Hey media–Trump cannot issue an executive order to include a citizenship question in the Census. The Census requirement is found in Article I (not Article II) and thus is a right of Congress, not the President. pic.twitter.com/CdY3bRMP6U— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) July 4, 2019
The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct.Article 1 Section 2 of the United States Constitution.
Not to mention that Marbury v. Madison basically says that the Supreme Court has the power to rule on the viability of congressional or executive actions.
He spew nonsense rather than accept defeat, puts DOJ in ridiculous spot. The DOJ lawyers should quit not keep the courts in the dark and vamp. This is not acceptable conduct for a lawyer, let alone a lawyer for the Am people. cc: @JoyceWhiteVance , @harrylitman , @Mimirocah1— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) July 5, 2019
I mean it’s not like the Supreme Court is the highest court in the land. Oh wait. https://t.co/zc7luq21G4— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) July 4, 2019
Remember when EO's were an existential threat to democracy in the hands of the Kenyan Muslim Sleeper Agent?— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) July 5, 2019
Well, it is about Trump in one respect: an executive order issued to circumvent a Supreme Court ruling—refusing to offer the new justification for the question and simply attempting to impose it—would be yet another impeachable offense, and a particularly serious one, at that.— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) July 4, 2019
BREAKING: Suprememost Court of the Unending Wasteland gargles uranium after issuing a judgment that Robo-Trump can’t eat babies. Trump eats babies anyway, hastily scrawls executive order in crayon, saying, “The Founding Fathers did not liberate Canada’s airports for nothing.”— Chuck Wendig (@ChuckWendig) July 5, 2019
No you have zero ways that are not a violation of the constitution @realDonaldTrump— Kat Donovan 🤦🏻♀️ (@Kat_Don) July 5, 2019
Of course the Trump supporters like Charlie Kirk prove once again they don’t have a clue how this stuff works.
UnConstitutional.— Ethan Bearman (@EthanBearman) July 5, 2019
Why do you reject our Constitution?
The Census is an Article I (Congress) function.
The Supreme Court ruled the question didn’t have a sufficient basis.
Because it is based on a racist premise.#FactsMatter #law #Constitution
Apparently Steve King doesn’t mind violating his oath of office by publicly encouraging the president to violate the constitution either.
U.S. Census DOES require name, phone number, date of birth, sex, ethnicity, race, unmarried partner, & biological or adopted son or daughter. But can’t ask if you are a Citizen?? Judicial activism & utterly biased decision. @RealDonaldTrump force this issue—by Executive Order.— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) July 5, 2019
Shorter Steve King: I hate the Constitution.— Demosthenes (@Demosthenes561) July 5, 2019
If you think the citizenship question should be on the census that’s fine. To each his own. If you think that question will determine how many people are in the United states illegally you’re an idiot.
The Trumpers who are supporting this are only doing so because, well Trump does, but also because they are totally missing the obvious; that 13 million legal immigrants live in the United States who are not citizens. They still need to be counted, as per the constitution. They are not “illegal aliens”.
Also who in their right mind thinks an illegal alien is going to admit on a government form that they are in fact breaking the law? This entire issue is totally stupid and quite frankly, racist. It’s not about counting people it’s about trying to intimidate and scare people.
I’m sure the Trump administration thinks it will use this information to try to round people up for deportation, but the question isn’t even the right one for the task he wants to accomplish in the first place. What he should ask is are you a legal resident of the United States. But again, who would answer no?
In doing this story I was reminded of this funny SNL skit about executive orders!