New U.S. census turmoil as Trump again pursues citizenship question

Reuters | July 03, 2019

New U.S. census turmoil as Trump again pursues citizenship question
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was moving ahead with adding a contentious citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census in a dramatic reversal after his own administration including Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced a day earlier that the plan had been dropped. Following Trump is announcement, made in a defiant Twitter post, a senior U.S. Justice Department lawyer told a Maryland-based federal judge overseeing litigation in the matter that the administration was seeking a path forward to add a citizenship question after the Supreme Court last Thursday blocked it, at least temporarily.

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