California Sues Over Citizenship Question on Census

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A screen grab of the "Questions Planned for the 2020 Census and American Community Survey" handbook posted online at the United States Census Bureau website.  (Image: United States Census Bureau)

California is one of about a dozen states suing to block the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Critics claim asking about citizenship status will lead to an undercount of the population, jeopardizing states' funding and services. Supporters say the question needs to be asked to better enforce the Voting Rights Act. We'll take up the issue.

Nathaniel Persily, professor of Law, Stanford Law School