Maloney Hails Ruling: US SUPREME COURT REFUSES TO APPROVE VIRGINIA'S ANTI- SAMPLING LAW

Jan 8, 2001
Press Release

The United States Supreme Court today told the Republican dominated Virginia State legislature 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 Supreme Court Ruling.

"Today, the Supreme 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 hope at this point is a Bush Justice Department led by John Ashcroft and a Bush Commerce Department led by Don Evans that will overrule the career 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 have included all Virginians."

 

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