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Expect to See a Citizenship Question on 2020 Census

Predicting the outcome of a Supreme Court case based on oral argument is foolhardy. But unless the more liberal justices can pick up the vote of a more conservative justice it seems likely the 2020 census will contain a question about citizenship.

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Colorado Tackles Census Concerns

If people are fearful about this federal enterprise, they may not respond to the census next year. Colorado is doing something to combat those worries with the slogan, “It’s Safe. It’s Secure. It’s Important.”

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2020 Census: One Year From Today and Counting

It is important for everyone residing in the United States to be counted in the census to ensure all voices are heard and represented. The census equals fair representation and fair federal funding for states, cities and communities every year until 2030.

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SCOTUS Hears Oral Argument in Partisan Gerrymandering Cases

The Supreme Court heard oral argument—yet again—in two cases arguing it should adopt a standard for when partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional.

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Supreme Court Hears First Big Redistricting Case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday heard the first of three big redistricting cases this session, Virginia House of Delegates v. Bethune-Hill.

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Checking in With Washington State’s Complete Count Committee

Recently I wrote about Callifornia's complete count committee (CCC) for the census. Now I’m reporting on what I learned from my visit to Washington’s complete count shop.

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Virginia Lawmakers First to Pass Redistricting Bill in 2019

Virginia’s General Assembly became the first legislature in 2019 to pass a redistricting measure, approving the creation of a 16-member commission to draw its next set of legislative and congressional maps after the 2020 census.

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NCSL Can Help You Call the Right Plays in Redistricting

All members of a legislative team, from legislators to staff, have many job responsibilities to perform. However, one of their core responsibilities will be to devise a game plan for the upcoming redistricting cycle

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Who's Up and Who's Down in Apportionment Projections

By New Year's Eve, 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau will transmit to the president the nation’s total population count, based on the 2020 Census. With that big number come the “apportionment totals” which show which states gain or lose seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Redistricting on the Ballot: Who Draws the Lines?

Nov. 6 is shaping up as a big day in the redistricting world.

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