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Judge: Census Citizenship Question Is a Threat to Democracy

SAN FRANCISCO — The Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census “threatens the very foundation of our democratic system” because it would cause a significant undercount of immigrants and Latinos that could distort the distr...
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Trump to California: Send High-Speed Rail Billions Back to DC

First, President Donald Trump tweeted criticism Tuesday of both California's high-speed rail project and the state's participation in a multistate lawsuit challenging his emergency declaration to pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Then, later in the day, th...
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California Governor to Draw Down Troops at Border

SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom plans Monday to withdraw several hundred National Guard troops from the state's southern border with Mexico in defiance of the Trump administration's request for suppor...
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Judge Hearing Testimony on 2020 Census Citizenship Question

GREENBELT, Md. — A federal trial began Tuesday for lawsuits challenging the Trump administration's addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census, a plan that a different court blocked last week. Former U.S. Census Bureau director John Thompson, the ...
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Judge Bars Citizenship Question From 2020 Census

NEW YORK — A federal judge in New York has barred the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census. U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman said Tuesday that while such a question would be constitutional, U.S. Commerce Secretary...