Ohio Bid for Fast Census Data Tossed by Court, Quickly Appealed

March 24, 2021, 11:14 PM

The Ohio Attorney General said Wednesday it will appeal a federal court’s decision from earlier in the day to throw out the state’s lawsuit against the Census Bureau over a delay in population data delivery, purportedly caused by the pandemic.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost (R) sued the Census Bureau in February, demanding that it speed up an “unworkable” six-month delay that Ohio claimed jeopardizes the political map-drawing processes.

The suit sought to either hold the bureau to its March 31 data release deadline or provide Ohio’s population data “at the earliest date this Court deems equitable.”

But Judge Thomas ...

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