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ACLU seeks delay in decision on census question

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hold off issuing a decision about whether to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census.

In a filing Wednesday with the Supreme Court, the ACLU asked for the delay while a lower court considers new evidence that the ACLU argues is part of a larger effort to increase the political power of the Republican Party.

A decision by the Supreme Court is expected later this month. But the ACLU says a federal judge in New York should be given time to consider the new evidence.

Documents unearthed last week suggest that the Trump administration seeks to add the citizenship question to help officials gerrymander legislative districts in overtly partisan and racist ways.

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