So, the argument the left is making (because it's surely not the middle or the right) is that - if asked - criminals will not respond positively to being criminals, so states won't be able to take taxpayer funds to give criminals those taxpayer dollars. Is that right?The states in the lawsuit demonstrated (as pointed out in #2 above) that if households don't reply due to fear of retribution, loss of federal funding can occur. The government's own numbers showed that if the question was included, 6.5 million people won’t respond to the census.
Again, I ask you, so what? if he has the authority to ask it, then what the court is saying the states are saying is that non-citizens not answering will skew taxpayer funding. So what?
Can you show me (I linked the law) what his bounds are?The Census Act doesn't give comeplete discretion to Ross