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Trump’s Census Citizenship Question Faces Supreme Court Scrutiny

The Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over the Trump administration’s bid to append a citizenship question to the 2020 census questionnaire. Democratic states and city governments are challenging the citizenship question, fearing that diminished noncitizen participation will deprive them of federal funding and seats in Congress. The Justice Department, on the other hand, says citizenship questions have regularly appeared ...

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Chief Justice Rejects Bid For Same-Day Audio In Census Citizenship Case

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Chief Justice John Roberts rebuffed a bipartisan request to provide same-day audio for next week’s arguments in a much-watched dispute over the Trump administration’s bid to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. A bipartisan coalition of congressmen sent a letter to the chief justice April 12, urging him to make audio of the argument available on the same ...

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Wilbur Ross Faces House Subpoena over 2020 Census Alien Question; Supreme Court Case Looms

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross faces a subpoena from the House Oversight Committee after it voted 23-14 Tuesday to obtain records about the Trump administration’s decision to bring the citizenship question back for the 2020 census. All committee Republicans except Michigan Rep. Justin Amash voted against the subpoena, reported The Associated Press. He voted with the Democratic members. The committee chair, ...

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Federal Judge Rules Wilbur Ross Broke Law On Census Question. Supreme Court Might Have To Adjust

A second court ruled against the ongoing dispute to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, in a ruling that accuses Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross of making an arbitrary, capricious decision and breaking the law. U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg of the Northern District of California issued the 126-page ruling Wednesday, citing the administration’s decision to add the question as ...

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Supreme Court To Decide On Citizenship Question In 2020 Census

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The Supreme Court will decide whether the Trump administration may include a citizenship question on the 2020 census questionnaire. The justices released a short order Friday granting the government’s appeal of a lower court order which struck the citizenship question from the census form. The high court will hear oral arguments on the matter in April and issue a decision ...

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House Oversight Set To Drag Wilbur Ross In Front Of Congress Over Citizenship Question

The House Oversight Committee will question Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in March about a citizenship question he supported adding back to the 2020 census, the committee announced Tuesday. The announcement from the committee, which is headed by Democratic Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, comes less than a week after a federal judge ordered the removal of the question Jan. 15. U.S. District Judge ...

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Census Citizenship Case Likely To Be Fast-Tracked To Supreme Court

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The Trump administration will like leapfrog normal judicial procedure and appeal a federal judge’s decision removing a citizenship question from the 2020 census directly to the Supreme Court. In a sweeping decision running almost 300 pages, U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman concluded that the Commerce Department, which oversees the Census Bureau, violated a federal law called the Administrative Procedure Act ...

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Federal Judge Orders Removal Of Citizenship Question From 2020 Census

A federal judge in New York barred the Trump administration from including a citizenship question on the 2020 census questionnaire. The decision appears to have significant implications for a related matter the Supreme Court is poised to decide in the spring. “The attempts by the Trump administration to mandate a question about citizenship were not rooted in a desire to ...

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