The justices could decide Friday or early next week whether they will hear the government's appeal.
By Marcia Coyle
One expert said the question would worsen the undercount of Latinos and non-citizens compared with other groups.
By Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press
The median household income rose in 2017 for the third straight year, although disparities among racial groups persisted.
By Gretchen Frazee
The lawsuit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and others, claims the question intentionally discriminates against immigrants and will increase fear in their communities. It alleges census participation will be depressed, diluting the economic and political power of residents…
By Larry Neumeister, Associated Press
By Associated Press
Seventeen states, the District of Columbia and six cities have sued the U.S. government, saying plans to add a citizenship demand to the census questionnaire is unconstitutional.
By Hope Yen, Associated Press
The decision to include the question in the 2020 census has stirred worry among opponents that it will intimidate immigrants, leading to an undercount and decreased political representation in Democratic-leaning communities where they tend to live.
By Kevin Freking and Hope Yen, Associated Press
The Trump administration's decision to ask people about their citizenship in the 2020 census set off worries among Democrats that immigrants will dodge the survey altogether.
The U.S. Department of Commerce announced Monday it plans to add back a question on citizenship status to the 2020 census -- a change requested by the Justice Department. Now the state of California is suing the Trump administration, calling…
By PBS NewsHour
Data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau every 10 years is used to draw voting districts and determine how much funding to give to states, counties and cities, but underfunded and without a director, the agency is now on the…
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