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Federal Court Rules States Can Challenge U.S. Census Delays

May 18, 2021, 8:20 PM

A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived an Ohio challenge to U.S. Census Bureau redistricting data delays in a ruling that gives states the power to sue the federal government over the late release of information used for political map-drawing.

The three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed an Ohio federal court decision that said Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost (R) didn’t have the legal ability to bring his case urging for the immediate release of the data, which was due March 31.

The appeals judges in a unanimous opinion sent the case back ...

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