NY leads multistate lawsuit against Trump administration over census citizenship question

04/03/2018 The Hill

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is leading a multistate lawsuit to block the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 Census.

The 54-page complaint filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York was brought by 16 other states, Washington, D.C., six cities and the bipartisan United States Conference of Mayors.

In announcing the lawsuit Tuesday in New York City, Schneiderman called the citizenship question dangerous and damaging.

“This is a blatant effort to undermine the Census and prevent the Census Bureau from carrying out its clear constitutional mandate,” he said.

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