Ruth Bader Ginsberg thought she handed Donald Trump a Presidency-crippling setback.
But Justice Ginsberg was wrong.
And Attorney General William Barr just smacked Ruther Bader Ginsberg with this massive defeat.
Democrats and members of the so-called “mainstream” media rejoiced when Chief Justice John Roberts joined Ruth Bader Ginsberg and the rest of the Supreme Court’s liberals in rejecting the Trump administration’s attempt to put the citizenship question on the upcoming 2020 census.
The Supreme Court kicked the case back to a lower court, and the Justice and Commerce Departments waved the white flag of surrender and announced the census had gone to print without the question.
Donald Trump quickly corrected the situation.
President Trump announced the decision on social media.
“The News Reports about the Department of Commerce dropping its quest to put the Citizenship Question on the Census is incorrect or, to state it differently, FAKE! We are absolutely moving forward, as we must, because of the importance of the answer to this question,” President Trump tweeted.
President Trump further explained why his administration was continuing the fight to include the citizenship question.
“Number one, you need it for Congress — you need it for Congress for districting,” President Trump declared before a group of reporters at the White House.
“You need it for appropriations. Where are the funds going? How many people are there? Are they citizens? Are they not citizens? You need it for many reasons.”
“I have a lot of respect for Justice Roberts, but he didn’t like it, but he did say, ‘Come back,’ ” President Trump added. “Essentially he said, ‘Come back.’ ”
What the President said is true.
In his bizarre and outrageous ruling, Chief Justice Roberts held that the administration had every right to include the citizenship question on the census.
But the Chief Justice also ruled that he did not accept Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’s claim that it was to enhance enforcement of the Voting Rights Act.
However, Roberts did outline a path in his ruling for the Trump administration to include the citizenship question in a manner that would withstand a legal challenge at the Supreme Court.
Now it’s up to Ross and Attorney General Barr to present a new rationale for the citizenship question and win the case.
In a hastily called hearing on Friday, Justice Department lawyers informed Maryland U.S. District Court Judge George Hazel that they planned to present a new rationale for including the citizenship question and taking the case directly to the Supreme Court to comply with Roberts’ ruling.
Some legal experts believe the administration stands little chance of winning the case due to the approaching deadline to print the census and the slow pace at which the Supreme Court operates.
But William Barr and the Justice Department believe there is a path forward for victory.
So in what the liberals first thought to be a great victory could now be turning into a massive defeat.
Great American Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing legal battle.