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Trump gave up the census fight, but he’s reviving an old effort to deny minorities political power.
A citizenship question will not appear on the 2020 census, but threats to the count remain.
The Supreme Court's decision to block the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census was a victory for representative democracy, but the Court could have and should have taken a far stronger posture than it did.
The court’s decision was a victory for a fair and inclusive count, but dangers still remain.
The Justices refused to allow the 2020 Census to ask people about their citizenship, but it did allow purely partisan voting districts to stand.
With clear evidence that the Trump administration wants the question added purely for political advantage, it’s hard to imagine how the justices could allow it to remain.
A citizenship question on the 2020 census could have a lasting impact — including on the Supreme Court itself, argues Brennan Center Fellow Ciara Torres-Spelliscy.
Friend-of-the-court filings flag key themes for the Supreme Court’s census citizenship question case.
The threat of an added citizenship question has generated concern about how information provided to the government could be used against vulnerable communities.
The Court is expected to issue an opinion before the end of June 2019.