Months ago, President Trump announced he would order the Commerce Department to exclude undocumented immigrants from census reporting, which is used to determine state’s seats in the House of Representatives. Nearly half the states, including several cities and counties, filed suit and compared his move to slavery-era rules that limited which “persons” were counted for political purposes. Nearly 30 amicus briefs were filed on the issues. The Supreme Court took up the case in October, and is scheduled to hear oral argument

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Supreme Court to take up census battle