Supreme Court appears ready to allow a citizenship question on 2020 Census

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The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today on whether to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. It appears ready to give the Trump administration a win in its push to add that question. The Census survey isn’t usually the subject of extreme partisan fighting, but there’s a lot at stake. It dictates how many representatives each state gets in Congress, and how much federal money states get.

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Guest:
Robert Barnes - Supreme Court correspondent for the Washington Post - @scotusreporter

Host:
Madeleine Brand

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Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Caitlin Plummer, Rosalie Atkinson, Rebecca Mooney, Amy Ta