Census Citizenship Question Trial Could Start Day Before Midterm Elections

Newly sworn-in U.S. citizens gather for a naturalization ceremony in Alexandria, Va., in August. A potential trial over a new 2020 census citizenship question is set to start on Nov. 5 in New York City.

A federal judge in New York has set Nov. 5 as the start date of the first potential trial of the six lawsuits over the 2020 census citizenship question that dozens of states and cities want removed.

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