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A constitutional battle is brewing in the states over whether lawmakers may draw district lines based on citizenship alone. Read more

Civil Rights in America


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A declaration by the attorney general makes it just a little harder for Trump to pretend that he is above the law. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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The administration has backed down, but the census war rages on. Read more

Civil Rights in America


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Today fears about privacy and census confidentiality loom large among African Americans. Read more

Health and Social Policy


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The justices deny relief from gerrymandering, and hold up the citizenship question on the census … for now. Read more

Law and Justice


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The citizenship question will lead to undercounting millions of Latino, Asian, and immigrant households, many with legal status—and nowhere more so than in California. Read more

Civil Rights in America


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Trump’s intention is to undercount noncitizens, and Supreme Court conservatives appear on board. Read more

Civil Rights in America


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With post-census redistricting just a few years away, states have the opportunity to enact reforms that prevent the most egregious gerrymandering. Read more

Civil Rights in America


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Red states will suffer if that question is asked—but Republican state attorneys general haven’t even murmured a protest. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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The fight over whether the census should ask about citizenship won’t be settled before the midterms, giving Democrats a shot at forcing the administration to reverse course. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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Immigrants won’t answer, and blue states—California especially—will lose representation. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


(Photo: AP/Jason E. Miczek)

Cuts in U.S. Census funding threaten to produce an undercount of minorities and the poor and to reduce their share of federal aid. Read more

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