- A federal judge has begun contempt proceedings against Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross over his allegedly defying her order to continue census collection until the end of next month.
- U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh initiated contempt of court proceedings during a Tuesday hearing, accusing the Department of Commerce of disobeying her previous order. She set a hearing for the proceedings for this Friday.
- The launch of contempt proceedings came after the U.S. Census Bureau and Ross announced on Twitter that Oct. 5 was the “target date” to finish self-response and field data collection operations on the 2020 census.
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