SAN FRANCISCO | Trial to start in California over Census citizenship query
SAN FRANCISCO — Jan 07, 2019—A trial will begin Monday in federal court in San Francisco over the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census.
Judge Richard Seeborg is scheduled to hear a week of testimony from experts and other witnesses. The judge will decide whether to allow the question.
Seeborg is presiding over lawsuits by California and numerous cities in the state that argue the citizenship question was politically motivated and would discourage immigrants and Latinos from participating in the Census.