DOJ Says They Will Pursue New Path to Add Citizenship Question to 2020 Census

HeadlineJul 09, 2019

Attorney General William Barr says the Trump administration has found a pathway to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census that would be accepted by the Supreme Court—though he did not offer any further details. The Justice Department also announced Monday it was replacing members of the legal team charged with arguing the administration’s case. Experts say it’s unclear whether the administration will even be able to amend or add to the constitutionally mandated census at this stage. When asked about the battle over the census, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the White House is trying to “make America white again.”

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