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BREAKING: Census Bureau official Christa Jones privately contacted GOP strategist Thomas Hofeller about #CitizenshipQuestion in 2015, according to email from court filing by @MALDEF, @AAAJ_AAJC, @CovingtonLLP. Plaintiffs argue this shows link between Hofeller & commerce secretary
Here’s my write-up on the latest revelation about the #CitizenshipQuestion from the hard drives of the late GOP redistricting strategist Thomas Hofeller👇…
3. UPDATE: @uscensusbureau spokesperson Michael Cook and @TheJusticeDept spokesperson Kelly Laco both declined to comment on the #CitizenshipQuestion plaintiffs' latest court filing in Maryland about Thomas Hofeller & Christa Jones.
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THREAD: I've compiled the #CitizenshipQuestion emails President Trump has blocked the House Oversight & Reform Committee from seeing in full & completely unredacted by claiming executive privilege, setting up another potential #2020Census legal fight👇…
2. May 2, 2017 email sent to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross by Commerce official Earl Comstock👇…
3. May 2, 2017 email Ross sent to his then-Chief of Staff Wendy Teramoto👇…
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@ACLU @NYCLU @arnoldporter @uscensusbureau @john_abowd 5. Remember: last week, U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman set a schedule for reviewing the latest #CitizenshipQuestion allegations involving Thomas Hofeller docs that goes into early August -- way past @uscensusbureau's July 1 deadline to start printing👇

6. @NewYorkStateAG Letitia James, whose office represented plaintiffs in one of the NY-based #CitizenshipQuestion lawsuits, says her office “will support efforts to bring transparency to this matter.” (Deleted earlier tweet that said she supports request to delay #SCOTUS ruling.)
@NewYorkStateAG 7. Here's my write-up on the latest twist in the legal battle over the #2020Census #CitizenshipQuestion👇…
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NEW: President Trump has claimed executive privilege over some of the #CitizenshipQuestion documents the House Oversight & Reform Committee have requested for #2020Census investigation, according to letter from @TheJusticeDept's Assistant AG Stephen Boyd to @RepCummings👇
@TheJusticeDept @RepCummings 2. Here's the full DOJ letter informing @RepCummings that President Trump has invoked executive privilege over some of the requested #CitizenshipQuestion
@TheJusticeDept @RepCummings 3. President Trump has claimed executive privilege over drafts of @TheJusticeDept's Dec. 12, 2017 letter to @uscensusbureau requesting a #CitizenshipQuestion on the #2020Census, plus these internal DOJ & @CommerceGov Department emails and memos👇
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JUST IN: Trump admin files formal reply to latest #CitizenshipQuestion lawsuit allegations, calling plaintiffs’ filings about Thomas Hofeller an “11th-hour campaign to improperly derail” #SCOTUS appeal & conjure “a conspiracy theory involving a deceased political operative“👇
2. A couple more pages of the reply brief by @TheJusticeDept, which is representing the Trump admin in #CitizenshipQuestion lawsuits, ahead of June 5 hearing at Manhattan federal court👇
@TheJusticeDept 3. Here's @TheJusticeDept's full letter with exhibits responding to claims by #CitizenshipQuestion lawsuit plaintiffs repped by @ACLU, @NYCLU, @arnoldporter👇…
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The #CitizenshipQuestion the Trump admin wants on the #2020Census is unprecedented.

Yes, past U.S. censuses have included citizenship questions.

But never before has it DIRECTLY asked for the citizenship status of EVERY person living in EVERY household.…
2. By the end of June, the Supreme Court is expected to announce its ruling on whether the Trump administration can add this #CitizenshipQuestion to the #2020Census👇…
3. After the #SCOTUS ruling is out, you can expect to hear a lot about the history of the U.S. census asking about citizenship status.

Let me tell you... it's COMPLICATED.

@reneeklahr & I broke down that history for you in this handy chart👇…
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CENSUS 🤓 ALERT: The @uscensusbureau is giving #2020Census updates on data confidentiality & outreach to hard-to-count groups. Here are the agenda & slide deck links for May 2-3 public meeting of National Advisory Committee starting at 8:30 a.m. ET👇…
2. Live stream of Day 1 of National Advisory Committee’s meeting at @uscensusbureau HQ👇

@uscensusbureau 3. White people were most likely of all racial groups to respond themselves to last year's test run of #2020Census in Rhode Island's Providence County. These preliminary results are not surprising, says @uscensusbureau's Albert Fontenot.

Full slide deck👇…
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The top Trump official behind the #2020census #citizenshipquestion is being questioned in Congress today.

Stand by for a THREAD on the 10 am ET House @OversightDems @GOPoversight Committee hearing w Commerce @SecretaryRoss, who oversees @uscensusbureau👇…
2. I’ll be in the hearing room. How you can watch live starting at 10 a.m. ET👇

3. While we wait for hearing to start at 10 a.m. ET, an earlier thread on Commerce @SecretaryRoss' past testimony to Congress on #2020census #citizenshipquestion👇

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To understand the #2020census, there's a lot of census history & policy to digest. In case you missed my #NICAR19 panel, here are corrections to mistakes I've (almost) made in my 2 years on the #2020census reporting beat to help you sort through the noise👇
2. It is not accurate to say that the U.S. census has not asked about citizenship status since 1950👇
3. Since 1970, a sample of households have been asked about U.S. citizenship status on a smaller Census Bureau survey. It was known as the long form of the census, which was replaced by the American Community Survey after the 2000 census.
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BREAKING: A second federal judge has issued an order to block Trump administration plans to include a #citizenshipquestion on the #2020census.

U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg of California rules adding question was unconstitutional & a violation of administrative law👇
2. The #citizenshipquestion has already been halted by an earlier ruling by a judge in New York. The Supreme Court is scheduled to hold a hearing about New York ruling on April 23. This latest ruling out of California will likely be appealed to #SCOTUS👇…
3. What's significant about this latest #citizenshipquestion lawsuit ruling out of California is that by finding the Trump administration's decision to add question to be unconstitutional, it covers legal ground not touched by the NY ruling by U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman.
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BREAKING: Judge rules against Trump admin plans to add #citizenshipquestion to #2020census, setting up a likely Supreme Court fight. A win for plaintiffs represented by @NewYorkStateAG @ACLU @NYCLU @arnoldporter, ruling is expected to be appealed to 2nd Circuit by @TheJusticeDept
@NewYorkStateAG @ACLU @NYCLU @arnoldporter @TheJusticeDept 2. Here's the full opinion by U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman against the Trump administration's plans to add a #citizenshipquestion to the #2020census👇…
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NEW: Internal Trump admin email shows @TheJusticeDept discussing the possibility of changing current legal protections that keep census info confidential & that sharing individuals' responses w law enforcement, national security officers may "come up later for renewed debate"👇
2. This June 12 email to acting civil rights division head, John Gore, from his then-chief of staff Ben Aguiñaga was filed Friday w San Francisco fed court by @AClaudeCase, one of #2020census #citizenshipquestion lawsuit plaintiffs' attys w @manatt @LawyersComm @PublicCounsel.
3. Issue came up after @RepJimmyGomez, D-Calif., asked if @TheJusticeDept under Trump administration agrees w this 2010 Obama-era DOJ memo confirming the Patriot Act could not force @CommerceGov secretary to release individuals' confidential census info👇…
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NEW: The Trump administration has lost its sixth attempt to get the #2020census #citizenshipquestion lawsuits tossed out of court. U.S. District Judge George Hazel has rejected @TheJusticeDept’s motion to dismiss case in Maryland led by @LUPE_rgv👇
2. @LUPE_rgv & other plaintiffs in this #2020census #citizenshipquestion lawsuit are repped by @MALDEF @AAAJ_AAJC.

Potential trial set to start in January for other Md.-based lawsuit by Maryland & Arizona residents repped by @CovingtonLLP. @TheJusticeDept wants to skip trial.
3. Judge Hazel is allowing plaintiffs’ attorneys at @MALDEF @AAAJ_AAJC to argue that adding a #citizenshipquestion to #2020census is unconstitutional👇
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I have the receipts laid out for you on what could be one of the most influential legal battles over the next decade.

How the Trump admin pushed for a #2020census citizenship question and ended up in court👇

(I'll be at the trial in NY starting Monday.)…
2. I've been following the trail of internal emails, memos released as part of the #2020census citizenship question lawsuits since June👇

3. And if you're wondering what's so important about the census👇

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