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Whats the point of a federal law that does not get enforced?

In the USA, the Constitution requires a Census every ten years. Anyone living here, legally or not, are required by law to respond to the Census, as well as be truthful. This has been the case from ...
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Final authority on re-districting map

What is the debate on Judiciary vs State Legislature on the final authority on what an election re-districting map should be for the following 10 years after the latest census report?
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National Referendums

What is the process for an ordinary citizen to get a national referendum on the ballot? An example might be: All voting districts must be determined by a grid system thus creating a uniform system of ...
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Have US Congressional reapportionment formulas ever been codified?

Over the centuries there have been several methods used for calculating the number of representatives each state gets in Congress. From what I have read, though, the results of the apportionment are ...
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Census support for voting rights (1870)

The fifteenth amendment was not ratified when the 1870 census forms were designed. The last two questions in 1870 were Was this intended to support Section 2 of the Fourteenth Amendment (which ...
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What are the legal repercussions of ignoring US Census 2020?

I got a mail saying "your response is required by law". They ask me to go to and fill out survey. I understand it is important. Yes it helps community yadayadayada. From the legal ...
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How can the date for the 2020 US census legally be changed?

The next US census is scheduled for 2020-04-01. In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic it might become necessary to delay this. How can this legally be done (since the census is required by the ...
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Do I have to take the US Census Bureau - Commerce Economics And Statistics Administration census

I have received a few letters/forms by snail mail asking for my response to a census. The letter noted that it would help the policy making and identification of resources because I was careful picked ...
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Privacy Protection of the US Census records... impact of Privacy Act of 1974

The Census Bureau writes: It is against the law for any Census Bureau employee to disclose or publish any census or survey information that identifies an individual or business. This is true even ...
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Does The US Census Count Mobile Homes In The Population?

I've noticed in a few cities I've lived in Minnesota have a city municipal which operates as a monopoly with the only liquor license in the immediate area. Apparently, a law exists where a population ...
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Is is possible to be prosecuted for lying about race on the US Census?

Lying on a US Census is a federal crime. But according the US Census online docs about race: An individual’s response to the race question is based upon self-identification. The Census Bureau does ...
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Does the new citizenship question for the 2020 census violate 13-USC-9?

The US Commerce Department (which is over the US Census Bureau) announced plans to ask people whether they are U.S. citizens during the 2020 Census. Commerce stated that they made this decision after ...
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