Nos. 80-1751, 81-1027.

652 F.2d 617 (1981)

Coleman A. YOUNG, Individually and as Mayor, City of Detroit, and City of Detroit, a Municipal Corporation, Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. Philip M. KLUTZNICK, Secretary of Commerce of the United States, and Vincent P. Barabba, Director, Bureau of the Census, Defendants-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.

Decided June 15, 1981.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

William Kanter, Douglas N. Letter, Michael Jay Singer, Civil Division, Appellate Staff, Dept. of Justice, Washington, D. C., Walter E. Dellinger, for defendants-appellants.

James A. Tuck, Robert A. Sedler, Wayne State Univ. Law School, Joseph Baltimore, Asst. Corp. Counsel, Detroit, Mich., for the City of Detroit.

Jim Leach, U. S. House of Representatives, Washington, D. C., for amicus curiae.

James E. Moore, Deputy Atty. Gen., Richmond, Va., for amicus curiae — Commonwealth of Virginia.

Stephen C. Chapple, General Counsel U. S. Conference of Mayors, Washington, D. C., for amicus curiae U. S. Conference of Mayors.

George W. Crockett, Detroit, Mich., for plaintiffs-appellees in No. 81-1027.

Before KEITH, MERRITT and MARTIN, Circuit Judges.

MERRITT, Circuit Judge.

In this suit by the City of Detroit and its Mayor against the Census Bureau Director and the Secretary of Commerce, the District Court found that the final 1980 census figures would understate the black and hispanic populations nationally and in Detroit by a statistically significant but undetermined figure, unless adjusted. After finding in advance of the completion of the census that such an undercount would occur, the District Judge held...


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