"The harms caused by rushing this year's census count are irreparable. And respondents will suffer their lasting impact for at least the next ten years," Justice Sotomayor said.
Advocates fear the consequences of stopping the count early could be devastating, particularly for low-income people, people of color, and immigrants.
The U.S. Census Bureau on Monday announced it would cut its once-a-decade count of every American who lives in the United States short by one month.
Experts suggest as many as 1.7 million Black Americans could be missed this year, which would be the largest undercount in 30 years.
Census Day arrived Wednesday with a nation almost paralyzed by the novel coronavirus. But census officials vowed the job would be completed by deadline.
The Latino Community Foundation in San Francisco is one of several groups in the state working to help connect the dots for people on how participation affects their day-to-day lives.
The results determine funding that impacts everything from the number of teachers at your child’s school to your ability to see a doctor or go to a hospital.