"The Supreme Court says it will hear arguments over the evidence a federal judge can consider in the lawsuit concerning the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman is currently presiding over a trial in New York to determine if Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross acted legally when he decided to include the citizenship question on the decennial census for the first time since 1950.
That trial is expected to conclude soon. The justices set arguments for Feb. 19 and it is unclear whether Furman would delay his ruling until after the Supreme Court decides the case.
The high court had previously allowed the trial to go forward, rejecting a Trump administration request to delay it."
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Background info on the census question
1 - via Pew Research
2 - Fact Checking from NPR
3 - The Census Bureau's 72 year rule
|The 1950 census form asked where respondents were born |
and whether they were naturalized. Census.gov/Screenshot by NPR