WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A new team of Civil Division lawyers at the Department of Justice will take over handling 2020 census-related cases, Kerri Kupec, a spokeswoman for the agency said on Sunday, without providing a reason for the shake-up.

President Donald Trump has been adamant about including a contentious citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. census, while civil rights groups and some states strongly object to the question proposal, calling it a Republican ploy to scare immigrants into not participating in the census.


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