Censuses

January 22, 2019 - 4:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says it will appeal directly to the Supreme Court to be allowed to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census, bypassing the court of appeals and seeking a final ruling by the end of June. Solicitor General Noel Francisco says in court papers filed...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, Gov. Ralph Northam, center, arrives to deliver his State of the Commonwealth address during a joint session of the Virginia Legislature in the House chambers at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. On Thursday, Jan. 10, a federal judicial panel is reviewing proposals to redraw some state House districts that it determined were racially gerrymandered. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
January 10, 2019 - 1:58 pm
As the 2019 state legislative sessions get underway, a busy year of legal battles also is beginning over lingering allegations that hundreds of electoral districts across the country were illegally drawn to the disadvantage of particular voters or political parties. First up was a court hearing...
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FILE - This March 23, 2018, file photo shows an envelope containing a 2018 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident as part of the nation's only test run of the 2020 Census. A trial will begin in federal court on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in San Francisco, over the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith, File)
January 07, 2019 - 5:23 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Asking people whether they are U.S. citizens on the 2020 census would worsen the undercount of Latinos and non-citizens compared with other groups, an expert in surveys said Monday at the start of a trial over the Trump administration's decision to include the question for the...
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FILE - In this July 26, 2017, file photo, a supporter of LGBT rights holds up an "equality flag" on Capitol Hill in Washington, during an event held by Rep. Joe Kennedy, D-Mass. in support of transgender members of the military. The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to fast-track cases on the president's decision to prevent certain transgender people from serving in the military. The administration asked the court on Nov. 23, 2018, to take up three cases on the issue. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
November 23, 2018 - 5:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court on Friday to issue an unusually quick ruling on the Pentagon's policy of restricting military service by transgender people. It's the fourth time in recent months the administration has sought to bypass lower courts that have...
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Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams speaks to supporters about a suspected run-off during an election night watch party, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Atlanta. Abrams, the first black woman to be a major party nominee for governor in the United States, faced Republican challenger Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp. (AP Photo/John Amis)
November 07, 2018 - 2:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's elections for governor and other state offices (all times local): 2:20 a.m. Democrat Stacey Abrams says votes remain to be counted in the tight Georgia governor's race and vows to wait for them all. Abrams told supporters at her election night party they...
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November 05, 2018 - 11:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal trial began Monday in New York City over challenges to the federal government's decision to put a citizenship question on the 2020 census. The first witness — Duke University Professor D. Sunshine Hillygus — said there was considerable evidence that adding the question...
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October 23, 2018 - 10:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Department of Justice sought late Tuesday to block a New York trial next month over challenges to putting a citizenship question on the 2020 census, contending that it's got the U.S. Supreme Court on its side. The Justice Department filed papers ahead of a hearing scheduled in...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2018, file photo, Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross speaks to employees of the Department of Commerce in Washington. The Supreme Court says Ross does not have to testify/give out-of-court testimony about his decision add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The order on Oct. 22, comes in lawsuits filed by more than a dozen states and big cities, among others, that challenge whether the citizenship question can be legally included. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
October 22, 2018 - 10:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with the Trump administration to block the questioning of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross about his decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The unsigned order Monday overrides lower federal courts in New York that would have allowed...
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Ron Jarmin, acting director of the U.S. Census Bureau, addresses the convention of the Alaska Federation of Natives, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Jarmin announced that the first community to be counted in the 2020 Census will be Toksook Bay, Alaska. (AP Photo/Dan Joling)
October 19, 2018 - 8:37 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A southwest Alaska Yupik village on the Bering Sea will be the first counted for the 2020 U.S. Census. Acting U.S. Census Bureau director Ron Jarmin said Friday that census takers on Jan. 21, 2020, will descend on Toksook (TOOK-sook) Bay, a village of 673 in southwest...
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October 09, 2018 - 9:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Newly sworn in Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh may face his first politically charged case after a federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to be deposed about putting a citizenship question on the 2020 census. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of...
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