A federal judge yesterday issued a preliminary
injunction against the Trump administration’s plan to cut the time for
gathering data for the 2020 Census.
The preliminary injunction replaces a temporary restraining order
which was set to expire this week.
Los Angeles and Los Angeles County are part of the national coalition
that sued to block the plan to compress 8 1/2 months of data collection and
processing into 4 1/2 months, which would likely lead to an under count of
“This injunction is a major victory in our fight for an accurate
Census count which is crucial to fair political representation and the proper
allocation of essential federal resources,” Los Angeles City Attorney Mike
“The court saw through the Trump administration’s efforts to
camouflage its political interference in what is supposed to be the neutral,
nonpartisan process of counting every person.”