Maloney Hails Ruling: FEDERAL COURT REFUSES TO APPROVE VIRGINIA's ANTI- SAMPLING LAW

Oct 18, 2000
Press Release

The United States District Court for the District of Columbia in a unanimous three judge opinion has told Virginia that it will not approve its attempt to avoid accurately counting Virginia's Black, Hispanic, Asian and American Indian Population.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Ranking Member, House Census Subcommittee, hailed today's Federal Court Ruling.

"Today, the Federal court slammed the door on the Virginia Republican Party's attempt to intentionally not count Blacks, Hispanics, Asians and American Indians.

"The Virginia GOP's only hope at this point is a Bush Justice Department and a Bush Commerce Department that will overrule the career civil rights lawyers and scientists that support curing the racial disparities in the census.

"Today's decision is a repudiation of a Republican state government that chooses to spend its money on litigation to stop minorities from being counted instead of Census promotion activities that would reach its minority population.

 

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