Citizenship question on census a ruse

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Opinion

February 19, 2019 - 10:16 AM

President Donald Trump pushed the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a challenge to his administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. On Friday morning, the court agreed to do just that, setting the stage for oral arguments in April and a decision by the end of June.

Good. Now let’s hope the court sees through the government’s pretext of needing the information to enforce voting rights — the specious claim pushed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross — and tosses the question for good.

Oh, how do we know it’s a specious claim? Because, among other things, a census advisory panel told us so.

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