The story of President Donald Trump's short-lived threat to get a citizenship question on the census in defiance of the Supreme Court mimics the story of President Andrew Jackson and Worcester v. Georgia, decided in 1832.
The high court's decision didn't take issue with the question itself, but rather the administration's tactics.
Uncertainty over the government's future operations and the addition of a citizenship question have left cities bracing for chaos during the upcoming census.
The judge ruled that, while the administration's move to include a citizenship question was not in itself unconstitutional, it was "unlawful for a multitude of independent reasons."
A recent vote further damages the government's ability to accurately study the nation's access to broadband—and it could damage the 2020 census.
Six lawsuits challenging the legality of the citizenship question, filed by various groups including the states of New York and California, are now pending in federal courts.
In a new working paper, five Census Bureau economists find that adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census would only reduce accuracy and increase costs.
The 2020 census will be the first in the nation's history to be conducted electronically, which will also mean more potential for outside interference.
The suit's plaintiffs say the question could discourage certain ethnic minorities from completing the census due to fears that their responses could be used against them.
The 2020 census will rely on more digital innovation than ever, which is creating both concerns and opportunities.
A political philosopher investigates the question of how a citizenship question on the 2020 census could create bias in public policy that would lead to injustice.
Wilbur Ross ignored many Census Bureau officials' warnings and will include a question about citizenship status in the census for the first time since 1950.
Social science groups say a citizenship question could lead to population data flaws that compromise research for a decade.
California's attorney general has already challenged the Trump administration's decision to include the question in federal court.
According to recently obtained emails, the Census Bureau is hurriedly attempting to add a citizenship status question at the behest of the DOJ.
The DOJ is pushing for questions that experts say may depress participation by immigrants and harm the quality of the census.
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