- The Washington Times - Monday, March 26, 2018

The California-Trump war opened up a new front Monday evening.

Within a couple of hours of the Commerce Department announcing it would ask about citizenship on the 2020 Census forms, California announced that it would sue to stop the effort.

In a statement late Monday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the lawsuit.

“We’re prepared to do what we must to protect California from a deficient Census. Including a citizenship question on the 2020 census is not just a bad idea — it is illegal,” Mr. Becerra said in a statement.

SEE ALSO: Trump administration to add citizenship question to 2020 census

• Victor Morton can be reached at vmorton@washingtontimes.com.

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