When Senate Republicans confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, they thought they had a 5-4 majority.
Right now the Supreme Court is deciding one of the most important cases of the current term.
And this bombshell document has Brett Kavanaugh facing the most difficult choice of his life.
The Supreme Court is in the process of deciding a case concerning the Trump administration’s attempt to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census.
Liberal groups sued because they want illegal aliens counted to increase the possibility of Congressional Districts being drawn to favor Democrats.
The administration argued that the question was necessary to comply with the Voting Rights Act and accurately count Hispanic Americans.
But the case was turned upside down when the estranged daughter of deceased Republican redistricting expert Dr. Thomas Hofeller turned over documents from his hard drive to liberal groups.
The documents allegedly show Hofeller once wrote a citizenship question would benefit Republicans and increase the voting power of whites.
The Daily Caller reports:
New evidence allegedly shows the Trump administration wants to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census to give a political advantage to Republicans, a civil rights group claims.
Newly recovered documents purportedly prove a Republican redistricting consultant called Dr. Thomas Hofeller advised Trump transition officials on the political upshot to a citizenship question on the census form, and helped develop a Justice Department request justifying the need for granular citizenship data.
“The new evidence demonstrates a direct through-line from Dr. Hofeller’s conclusion that adding a citizenship question would advantage Republican and non-Hispanic whites to DOJ’s ultimate letter,” lawyers for the New York Immigration Coalition wrote in a Thursday letterto U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman.
The coalition is one of many plaintiffs challenging the citizenship question in court.
The Trump administration strongly denied any wrongdoing.
The Daily Caller also reports:
“These eleventh-hour allegations by the plaintiffs, including an accusation of dishonesty against a senior Department of Justice official, are false,” a DOJ spokesperson said. “The study played no role in the Department’s December 2017 request to reinstate a citizenship question to the 2020 decennial census. These unfounded allegations are an unfortunate last-ditch effort to derail the Supreme Court’s consideration of this case.”
The citizenship question was previously included on the census so this is nothing new.
Liberal groups were worried the five conservative justices on the Supreme Court recognized the fact and looked set to rule in the Trump administration’s favor.
So the Left is throwing everything against the wall to either taint the decision or bully the justices into ruling against the President.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in ongoing story.