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At Supreme Court, NY leads attack on census citizenship question

1 month ago   |   By Times Union

WASHINGTON - New York state's top lawyers were at the center of the U.S. Supreme Court's consideration Tuesday of the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census - a move seen by Democrats as an effort to weaken the party's base in states with large immigrant populations.
During the nearly 90-minute argument, the court's conservative majority appeared willing to accept the rationale of Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross that the addition of the citizenship question would help the Justice Department in its enforcement of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
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Timeline: The Census Citizenship Question's Unusual Journey To The Supreme Court

Timeline: The Census Citizenship Question's Unusual Journey To The Supreme Court

1 month ago   |   By NPR

A trail of internal emails, memos and other court filings show how the Trump administration pushed to get a citizenship question on the 2020 census despite warnings of how it may undermine the count. (Image credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
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