Rul­ing on cen­sus ques­tion to come by sum­mer

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The Supreme Court agreed Fri­day to rule by this sum­mer on the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion’s plan to add a cit­i­zen­ship ques­tion to the 2020 cen­sus, deal­ing a po­ten­tial blow to states with large num­bers of im­mi­grants.

The out­come could tilt po­lit­i­cal clout away from states and ur­ban ar­eas with grow­ing pop­u­la­tions of for­eign-born res­i­dents.

Data from the count is used to di­vide up po­lit­i­cal power between and within states as well as to dis­trib­ute fed­eral funds.

The jus­tices granted a re­quest from lawyers to by­pass the ap­pel­late courts and de­cide the is­sue on a fast-track ba­sis.

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