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Census End Remains Uncertain After Judge Calls New Schedule 'A Violation'

Added 09-30-20 12:07:01am EST - “A day after the Census Bureau tweeted out a new "target date" of Oct. 5 for ending 2020 census counting, a federal judge in California said she thinks the schedule change may violate a court order.” - Npr.org

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A sign on the back of a truck promotes 2020 census participation in Reading, Pa. A day after the Census Bureau announced a new "target date" for ending counting efforts, a federal judge in California said she thinks the schedule is "a violation" of her court order. Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images hide caption

A sign on the back of a truck promotes 2020 census participation in Reading, Pa. A day after the Census Bureau announced a new "target date" for ending counting efforts, a federal judge in California said she thinks the schedule is "a violation" of her court order.

A day after the Census Bureau fired off a one-sentence tweet announcing Oct. 5 as its new "target date" for ending all efforts to tally the country's residents, a federal judge said she thinks the new schedule is "a violation" of her court order.

"The Oct. 5 date is doing exactly what I enjoined the defendants from doing," said U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in Northern California Tuesday during a virtual court conference for a lawsuit over the Trump administration's abrupt decision to shorten the census schedule.

The timeline for the constitutionally mandated count was originally extended by the administration because of the coronavirus pandemic. But Trump officials made an about-face in July.

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