A Manhattan district court judge earlier this week blocked the Trump administration from adding a question on citizenship to the 2020 census, and in doing so has sought to weaken executive power while strengthening the administrative state.
The Trump administration has one choice here: Overturn this judicial overreach through appeal.
The decision was biased and based on selective evidence. It needs to be overturned and corrected at once.
As Judge Jesse M. Furman of the Southern District of New York himself observed in his ruling, “Time is of the essence because the Census Bureau needs to finalize the 2020 questionnaire by June of this year.”