One of President Trump’s greatest accomplishments has been his judicial nominees.
And Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch just proved why.
This court ruling gave Trump his biggest victory ever.
President Trump ran for office and was elected on a pledge to nominate constitutional conservatives to the Judicial Branch of the Federal government.
And he’s made good on that promise with a flood of judicial nominees and appointments over the past two years.
The most famous nominees President Trump pushed through were Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court.
And President Trump just proved his pledge to nominate conservatives was good after they delivered this great victory for him.
“The Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over the Trump administration’s bid to append a citizenship question to the 2020 census questionnaire,” the Daily Caller reports.
“Democratic states and city governments are challenging the citizenship question, fearing that diminished noncitizen participation will deprive them of federal funding and seats in Congress. The Justice Department, on the other hand, says citizenship questions have regularly appeared on past census forms and enhance the enforcement of federal law.”
The impact of this court ruling can’t be understated.
If the court sides with the Trump administration, as it is expected to do, it would be one of the most important court rulings in a decade.
And the results would be unbelievably destructive for Democrats, who rely on non-citizens to bolster the size and influence of their states, cities, and congressional districts versus those held by Republicans.
“Citizenship and other demographic questions have long been a part of the decennial census despite their potential effect on response rates,” Solicitor General Noel Francisco told the justices in court filings.
“The commerce secretary expressly acknowledged the very concerns respondents raise here, but made the policy judgment that ‘the value of more complete and accurate’ citizenship data ‘outweighs such concerns,’” he added.
If the court sides with the Trump administration, it could even effect the outcome of the next census, and thus the number of electoral college votes that will be allocated to Blue States like California.
That would make it harder for Democrats to win the White House moving forward.
“Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the Census Bureau, approved inclusion of the citizenship question. The Trump administration says Ross’s decision is not reviewable in court, calling the citizenship question a classic policy choice left to the discretion of the commerce secretary,” adds the Daily Caller.
“The plaintiffs sued the administration in April 2018, warning that the citizenship question will substantially decrease minority participation in the census. Since federal aid and seats in the House of Representatives are apportioned on the basis of population, left-leaning jurisdictions fear the loss of political representation and federal monies.”
Democrats are fighting this case as hard as they can, because they know it will diminish their political power if they lose.
But their defeat is all the more likely because of Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, who helped to tilt the balance of power on the court towards the conservatives.
We will keep you up to date with any new developments in this ongoing story.