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Census Citizenship Question Barred Again

Writing that  “the inclusion of the question is contrary to the Constitution,” a federal district judge in California has rejected the Trump administration’s plan to include a citizenship question in the next census. The judge found that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was fully aware that the question would produce a census undercount among Latinos. The judge also found that because census data is used to apportion distribution of federal funds, an undercount would have cheated California of those funds. A similar ruling by a federal district court in New York is currently on appeal to the Supreme Court (password required). Read more here and here.