Evan Wilt

Evan is a World Journalism Institute graduate and a former WORLD reporter.

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Citizenship question causes census kerfuffle

Politics | Proposed change sparks legal battle over the 2020 survey
by Evan Wilt
Posted 3/29/18, 03:01 pm

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration created an uproar this week over the 2020 U.S. Census when it announced the survey would ask respondents about their citizenship status.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ memorandum about the change, issued late Monday night, sparked legal challenges and backlash from critics who say the question could drastically skew results.

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Daniels’ lawyer seeks Trump deposition

by Evan Wilt
Posted 3/28/18, 12:24 pm

The attorney for adult film actress Stephanie Clifford, who goes by the stage name Stormy Daniels, filed motions Tuesday in federal court in California requesting sworn testimony from President Donald Trump and his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. The court filing requests Trump and Cohen testify under oath regarding the 2016 nondisclosure agreement with Clifford, who claims to have had a brief affair with Trump in 2006.

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Orange County joins Fed in suit against California

by Evan Wilt
Posted 3/28/18, 12:20 pm

The Orange County, Calif., Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to join the federal government in a lawsuit against California over the state’s immigration law. California Senate Bill 54, which took effect in January, prohibits local law enforcement from abiding by some federal immigration regulations—in essence, promoting sanctuary city policies for the entire state. The move comes a month after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a lawsuit against California’s policies, highlighting the tension between federal immigration laws and local government views on enforcing them.

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