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Plaintiffs seek to block Justice Department from changing lawyers in census citizenship case

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WASHINGTON – The legal battle over the Trump administration’s efforts to put a citizenship question on the 2020 census further escalated on Monday as the plaintiffs argued that Justice Department attorneys should not be allowed to withdraw from the case ...

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Supreme Court puts census citizenship question on hold

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WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Thursday put on hold the Trump administration’s plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census form sent to every household, saying it had provided a “contrived” reason for wanting the information. Chief ...

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Census citizenship question merits more consideration in light of new evidence, judge says

FILE - This March 23, 2018, file photo shows an envelope containing a 2018 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident as part of the nation's only test run of the 2020 Census.  The Supreme Court will decide whether the 2020 census can include a question about citizenship that could affect the allocation of seats in the House of Representatives and the distribution of billions of dollars in federal money.(AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith, File)

WASHINGTON – A federal district judge in Maryland on Wednesday ruled that new evidence in the case of a census citizenship question merits more consideration, opening the possibility that the question could come before the Supreme Court again even after ...

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GOP strategist and census official discussed citizenship question, new filing suggests

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Documents discovered in the files of a deceased Republican redistricting strategist contain further information connecting him to the Trump administration’s quest to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, say civil rights groups challenging the question. Attorneys for the ...

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Commerce secretary violated Constitution with census question, judge says

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross acted in “bad faith,” broke several laws and violated the constitutional underpinning of representative democracy when he added a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. In finding a breach of the ...

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Census citizenship question trial closes with disagreement about whether Trump officials conspired to undermine survey

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In closing arguments Thursday in a trial over the Trump administration’s plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, plaintiffs’ attorneys accused government officials of conspiring to disenfranchise immigrant communities, while government attorneys said there was nothing unusual ...

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U.S. government files appeals notice after 2020 census ruling

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department began its appeal Thursday of a New York judge’s ruling stopping the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census for the first time since 1950. Garrett Coyle, a Justice ...

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Federal judge rules against Trump administration’s push for citizenship question on 2020 Census

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A federal judge has ruled against the Trump administration’s addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. In the first major ruling on the controversial question, Judge Jesse Furman of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of ...

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Census: NY lost more population than any other state

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state’s population declined more than any other state in a recent 12-month period. New numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau this week show the state’s population declined by 48,510 between July 1, 2017 ...

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Judge blasts US lawyers for stalling census trial ruling

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge issued a stinging rebuke Tuesday to government lawyers seeking yet again to delay his ruling over whether it is legal to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. “Enough is enough,” Judge ...

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Officials suggested sharing census responses with law enforcement, documents show

WASHINGTON – Trump administration officials have privately discussed the possibility that in the future census information could be shared with law enforcement, according to documents filed in a legal challenge over plans for a new citizenship question on the 2020 ...

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Statistics expert testifies census citizenship question would harm count

NEW YORK – On the first day of a trial over adding a controversial citizenship question to the 2020 Census, a statistical data expert blasted the secretary of commerce’s assertion that the question would not harm the count. D. Sunshine ...

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