President Trump’s judicial appointees are already paying off. Judge Dabney L. Friedrich was nominated by Trump June 2017, confirmed by the Senate Nov 2017 and took the district court seat Dec 2017. The 2017 Trump appointee just declined to block the citizenship question on the 2020 census:
US DISTRICT JUDGE DABNEY L. FRIEDRICH ruled against an effort by Democrats to keep the question of citizenship off of the upcoming census:
Finally, the plaintiff argues that its members will be irreparably harmed if and when their own citizenship data is collected. But this harm, too, is neither imminent nor certain.
The parties agree that the Bureau will not mail any questionnaires until January 2020 at the earliest. Pl.’s Reply at 2, 14; Defs.’ Opp’n at 26–27. And, again, even that will only happen if the permanent injunction already in effect is vacated or reversed on appeal.
In short, the plaintiff has not demonstrated a “certain” injury “of such imminence that there is a clear and present need for equitable relief to prevent irreparable harm.” Wisconsin Gas Co., 758 F.2d at 674 (emphasis and internal quotation marks omitted). That failure alone, like the failure to show a likelihood of success on the merits, provides an independent ground for denying its motion. Navajo Nation, 292 F. Supp. 3d at 512.
H/T Gateway Pundit
Judge Friedrich was unconvinced of the need to block the citizenship question. The importance of this decision is huge because the census count determines federal funding. It’s demographic warfare by supposed civil liberties nonprofit group, Electyronic Privacy Information Center.