NAACP Sues Over Census After Citizenship Question Included

Law360 (March 28, 2018, 7:53 PM EDT) -- The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People sued the U.S. Census Bureau in Maryland federal court on Wednesday over alleged deficiencies in the design of the 2020 census, just after the Trump administration announced it would include a controversial question about citizenship status.

The suit, also brought by Prince George’s County in Maryland and Maryland residents, argues that insufficient staffing, leadership and field tests at the bureau have undermined the accuracy of the 2020 census, leading to a potential undercount that would harm political representation of “hard-to-count” populations and federal funds for their communities. Such populations include racial and...

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