Censuses

January 22, 2019 - 1:08 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 - 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 - 2:23 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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Nevada Democratic gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak waits to cast his vote at a polling station at Kenny Guinn Middle School in Las Vegas, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
November 07, 2018 - 12:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday's elections for governor and other state offices (all times local): 3:15 a.m. Republican Adam Laxalt has conceded the Nevada governor's race to Democrat Steve Sisolak. The Associated Press has not called the race, which was one of Democrats' top targets for...
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November 05, 2018 - 8:59 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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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 - 7:05 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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Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia in Washington, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, to announce on efforts to reduce transnational crime. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 15, 2018 - 5:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday criticized a court order that allows for the questioning of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on how a citizenship question came to be added to the 2020 census. The court's actions, the attorney general said in a speech to the conservative...
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October 11, 2018 - 4:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says he now remembers speaking with former senior White House adviser Steve Bannon in spring 2017 about adding a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census. Government lawyers made the revelation in a Manhattan federal court document Thursday. The...
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October 09, 2018 - 7:37 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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Steven D. Dillingham adjusts his glasses during a hearing of the the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs for him to be Director of the Census, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 03, 2018 - 12:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to oversee the Census Bureau rebuffed lawmakers' efforts Wednesday to get his opinion on the administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. If confirmed, Steven Dillingham would oversee the once-a-decade census that...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2014 file photo, Republican Mark Tweedie, center, is congratulated by campaign treasurer Tim Devanney victory in the Connecticut House 13th District race in Manchester, Conn. Rep. Tweedie has been making the case for change of the Democratically controlled General Assembly as he challenges Democratic Sen. Steve Cassano in the November 2018 general election, in a potentially pivotal race for control of the chamber. (David Butler II/Hartford Courant via AP, File)
September 22, 2018 - 7:42 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democrats looking to regain a foothold in state capitols largely led by Republicans had anticipated flipping control of up to a dozen legislative chambers during the last presidential election. It didn't work out that way. As Republicans remain in overwhelming control of...
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