Only 67% Of Americans
Replied To 2000 Census
By Devvy
Only 67% Of Americans Responded To 2000 Census
The case below from Worldnetdaily went to the appellate court:
Morales vs. Evans (5th Cir. 2001)
Memorandum and Order: Denied for Plaintiffs
A PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI was filed in 2002 with the U.S. Supreme Court. Two of the best attorneys (IMHO) in this country were counsel:
I don't find anything on a decision by the Supreme Court, so I assume Cert was not granted. But, some of my attorney friends on my mailing list might know if that is incorrect.
It appears a lot of people may not fill out the forms:
Poll: Nearly 1 in 5 may not fill out census form
January 20, 2010
Washington (AP) " "With the decennial census just weeks away, nearly 1 in 5 people say they aren't sure they will participate in the high-stakes head count, citing mostly a lack of interest but also a broader distrust of government....
"Among the Pew findings, nearly half, or 46 percent, of people incorrectly believe that participation in the census is not required by law, and another 23 percent said they weren't certain. In fact, federal law imposes a fine of up to $5,000 for failure to respond, although the agency rarely seeks to enforce it."
Can you be fined? -- Please see below in red for the $5,000 part.
Do I have to fill the form in?
Yes. Respondents are required by law to answer all questions to the best of their ability.
Click on required by law:
Title 13
Sec. 221. Refusal or neglect to answer questions; false answers
(a) Whoever, being over eighteen years of age refuses or willfully neglects, when requested by the Secretary, or by any other authorized officer or employee of the Department of Commerce or bureau or agency thereof acting under the instructions of the Secretary or authorized officer, to answer, to the best of his knowledge, any of the questions on any schedule submitted to him in connection with any census or survey provided for by subchapters I, II, IV, and V of chapter 5 of this title, applying to himself or to the family to which he belongs or is related, or to the farm or farms of which he or his family is the occupant, shall be fined not more than $100.
(b) Whoever, when answering questions described in subsection (a) of this section, and under the conditions or circumstances described in such subsection, willfully gives any answer that is false, shall be fined not more than $500. (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, no person shall be compelled to disclose information relative to his religious beliefs or to membership in a religious body.
By law (Title 13, United States Code), the Census Bureau cannot share the individual answers it receives with others, including welfare agencies, the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the Internal Revenue Service, courts, or police. The military personnel who help with the census on-base are sworn to protect the confidentiality of your answers. Anyone who breaks this law can receive up to 5 years in prison and $5,000 in fines. The law works - millions of questionnaires were processed during the 1990s without any breach of trust.
The piece above about 1 in 5 may not respond says you can be fined $5,000 bux for not filling out the form. However, as I read it above, anyone who shares the information collected are the ones who can be fined the $,5000.
I suspect they will try to get tougher this time around because there's so much $$$$ involved. Violation of federal immigration law is thrown in this time: A guarantee to protect illegal aliens and make sure they are counted:
Stop The Census: Nothing But Fraud
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