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Supreme Court: challenge to Trump census plan is premature

Supreme Court: challenge to Trump census plan is premature
But the court’s decision Friday is not a final ruling on the matter and it’s not clear whether Trump will receive final numbers from the Census Bureau before he leaves office next month.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has dismissed as premature a challenge to President Donald Trump’s plan to exclude people living in the country illegally from the population count used to allot state seats in the House of Representatives.The high court said it was too soon to rule on the legality of Trump’s plan because it’s not yet clear how many people he would seek to exclude and whether the division of House seats would be affected.The three liberal justices dissented, saying the effort to exclude people in the country from the population for divvying up House seats is unlawful.The Supreme Court has dismissed as premature a challenge to President Donald Trump's plan to exclude people living in the country illegally from the population count used to allot states seats in the House of Representatives.

“This ruling does not authorize President Trump’s goal of excluding undocumented immigrants from the census count used to apportion the House of Representatives.population that determines how many seats each state gets in the House of Representatives, as well as the allocation of some federal funding.

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