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Court filing: Steve Bannon urged Census citizenship question

9 monthes ago   |   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...
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Ross now recalls conversations with Bannon, Sessions about citizenship

9 monthes ago   |   By Politico

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross now recalls conversations with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and Attorney General Jeff Sessions about adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, according to a court document filed Thursday. The recollection is the latest twist in litigation over the Trump administration's decision to ask about citizenship in the decennial census. The administration contends it needs citizenship information to better protect the rights of minority voters, but opponents argue it will depress the count in immigrant households, which will result in...
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Commerce Secretary Now Recalls Discussing Citizenship Question With Steve Bannon

Commerce Secretary Now Recalls Discussing Citizenship Question With Steve Bannon

9 monthes ago   |   By NPR

The commerce secretary spoke with the former White House adviser and the U.S. attorney general months before a 2020 census citizenship question request became public, according to a court document.
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