Bar explains why Trump had to abandon citizenship question on 2020 census

Politics 07/12/19, 14:16

Attorney General William Barr stated on Thursday, July 11, that the government cannot proceed with its legal fight to insert a citizenship question in the 2020 census form because of time constraints. President Donald Trump abandoned his effort to insert a citizenship question into next year’s census. While Barr insisted that the ...

President Trump continues his fight for citizenship question on census

Politics 07/03/19, 18:08

President Donald Trump tweeted on Wednesday that his administration "is absolutely moving forward" to pursue adding the citizenship question to the 2020 census, because of its importance. The president said, "The News Reports about the Department of Commerce dropping its quest to put the Citizenship Question on the Census is incorrect ...

Alarmed states work to avoid vast undercount in 2020 census

U.S. 05/02/19, 11:03

In a squat office building not far from downtown, Esperanza Guevara is getting ready to look for people who might not want to be found. And her job could get a lot harder. The immigrant-rights activist is leading a drive to reach tens of thousands of people who entered the United ...

GOP “seawall”? Ohio’s congressional map under fire in court

U.S. 04/27/19, 10:52

The Nagels' home is a house divided. Mindy Nagel usually votes Democratic, while husband Tom usually goes Republican. But that's only part of it — their bedroom is in Ohio's 2nd congressional district, while their garage is in the 1st. They say they've voted in both districts within the last three years. ...

Justices to hear case over census asking about citizenship

Politics 04/23/19, 02:41

The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments over the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census, a question that could affect how many seats states have in the House of Representatives and their share of federal dollars over the next 10 years. Three federal courts have ...

Accuracy at core of Supreme Court case over census question

U.S. 04/21/19, 06:31

Justice Elena Kagan's father was 3 years old when the census taker came to the family's apartment on Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, New York, on April 10, 1930. Robert Kagan was initially wrongly listed as an "alien," though he was a native-born New Yorker. The entry about his citizenship status appears ...

Trump says census ‘meaningless’ without citizenship ask

Politics 04/01/19, 08:59

President Donald Trump is claiming the 2020 census will be "meaningless" if it doesn't include a citizenship question. In a tweet Monday, Trump is blaming "Radical Left Democrats" for opposing the "all important" question. The Trump administration moved to add the question to the 2020 census. But it's faced opposition from ...

Update: High court wary of limiting partisan map drawing

Politics 03/26/19, 11:00

The Latest on Supreme Court arguments over whether the political task of redistricting can be overtly partisan (all times local): 11:55 a.m. The Supreme Court seems wary of getting federal judges involved in determining when electoral district maps are too partisan. A view of the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, March 15, 2019. ...

A more skeptical high court to hear redistricting challenge

Politics 03/24/19, 23:17

Last year, proponents of limiting partisan politics in the creation of electoral districts needed to win over Justice Anthony Kennedy. They couldn't. The issue is back before the Supreme Court again, with arguments on Tuesday, and it might be harder than ever to convince the justices to rein in the practice ...

Second US judge calls citizenship question on census illegal

U.S. 03/06/19, 21:16

The Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census "threatens the very foundation of our democratic system" because it would cause a significant undercount of immigrants and Latinos that could distort the distribution of congressional seats, a U.S. judge said Wednesday. Judge Richard Seeborg said the commerce ...

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