9th Circuit Appeals Panel Tells Census Bureau: Release the Numbers
Pluviose-Fenton, Veronique, Nation's Cities Weekly
The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled unanimously on Wednesday that the Census Bureau must make public the adjusted numbers it calculated as part of the 2000 Census.
The 3-0 decision upholds last November's Federal District Court's decision, which ruled that statistically adjusted census data should be released under the Freedom of Information Act.
The plaintiffs in the case are two Oregon lawmakers who argued that the adjusted Census number is necessary to correct the under- and over-count that plagued the 2000 Census.
The decision orders the release of the data but does not order the federal government to consider the adjusted count in its …
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Publication information: Article title: 9th Circuit Appeals Panel Tells Census Bureau: Release the Numbers. Contributors: Pluviose-Fenton, Veronique - Author. Magazine title: Nation's Cities Weekly. Volume: 25. Issue: 41 Publication date: October 14, 2002. Page number: 7. © 2009 National League of Cities. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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