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Judge Formally Bans Citizenship Question From 2020 Census

Dispute is over, for now

(Newser) - A judge formally banned the citizenship question from the 2020 census Tuesday, days after President Trump announced his administration would no longer seek to add it. Judge Jesse Furman signed an order Tuesday after New York State Attorney General Letitia James and the American Civil Liberties Union told him in... More »

Trump: I'll Get Citizenship Data, but Not via Census

POTUS drops efforts to get citizenship question on the 2020 census

(Newser) - President Trump hinted that a big announcement was coming Thursday on the 2020 census, and in an afternoon press conference, he revealed that he is dropping his effort to get a citizenship question added to it, USA Today reports. He will, however, sign an executive order Thursday having to do... More »

Judge to Census Lawyers: Nope, You Can't Quit

Judge blocks Justice Department from switching legal teams

(Newser) - A New York judge says the Justice Department can't change lawyers so late in the dispute over whether to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, the AP reports. Judge Jesse Furman ruled Tuesday, saying lawyers must cite satisfactory reasons for withdrawing. Furman said the urgency to resolve... More »

Justice Department Makes a Change on Census Team

Legal team fighting for citizenship question will get some changes

(Newser) - The Justice Department is shaking up the legal team fighting for the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 census but offered no specifics on why the change was being made, the AP reports. The change announced Sunday comes days after the department vowed to continue to try to... More »

Trump: There Will Be a Citizenship Question

President calls news that question was dropped from census 'fake'

(Newser) - A day after his own commerce secretary and a Justice Department lawyer announced that the 2020 census questionnaire was being printed without the citizenship question President Trump wants, Trump denied the news. "The News Reports about the Department of Commerce dropping its quest to put the Citizenship Question on... More »

Justice Department Confirms: No Citizenship Question

Census is moving forward without it

(Newser) - The Justice Department says the 2020 Census is moving ahead without a question about citizenship, the AP reports. Kristen Clarke, an attorney for a civil rights group that helped fight the addition of the question, says Trump administration attorneys notified parties in lawsuits that the printing of the hundreds of... More »

Trump Responds to 'Ridiculous' Census Ruling

POTUS suggests delaying census

(Newser) - President Trump has weighed in on the Supreme Court's decision on adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, and, not surprisingly, he is not pleased. The high court blocked the addition of the question, for now, because it didn't find the White House's argument justified adding... More »

Contempt Vote Delayed After Trump Asserts Privilege

At issue are subpoenaed census documents

(Newser) - The Justice Department on Tuesday warned of the move, and on Wednesday it came to pass. President Trump has exerted executive privilege over documents related to his administration's addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The Hill reports those documents include drafts of a letter penned by... More »

Dead Man's Hard Drives Add Surprise Census Wrinkle

Critics say GOP strategist's work shows citizenship question is about helping Republicans

(Newser) - The Supreme Court is expected to rule in a matter of weeks on whether the Trump administration can add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Now, however, a new wrinkle has emerged on the whole issue in an unusual way—via the hard drives of a deceased Republican strategist.... More »

As Officials Prep 2 Versions of Census, Trump Tweets Angrily

It will be 'meaningless' without citizenship question, POTUS says

(Newser) - One year out from the start of the 2020 census, Census Bureau officials set out Monday to demonstrate the importance of the head count for all Americans. President Trump offered a different message, saying the count will be "meaningless" if it doesn't include a citizenship question, the AP... More »

Controversial Change Is Coming to 2020 Census

It will ask about citizenship for first time since 1950

(Newser) - Advocates say the change is simple common sense—but critics say it doesn't make a lot of sense to hold a census that won't accurately count the population. The Commerce Department has confirmed that the 2020 census will include a question about citizenship, a move that opponents warn... More »

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