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Court filing: Steve Bannon urged Census citizenship question

Posted On: Oct 11, 2018   |   Posted By: My Sanantonio

NEW YORK - Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says he now remembers speaking with former senior White House adviser Steve Bannon in spring 2017 about adding a censorship question to the 2020 U.S. census.
Government lawyers made the revelation in a Manhattan federal court document Thursday.
The new information comes as the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether Ross must answer questions from lawyers challenging whether the citizenship question legally can be included.
Over a dozen states and big cities, among others, have sued, saying Ross acted improperly before it was announced in March that the question would be added to the census.

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