The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied Alabama’s challenge to the U.S. Census Bureau’s use of differential privacy in the 2020 census, NPR reports. The state claims the framework, intended to be used to keep census information confidential, makes data unusable for redistricting. Sixteen other states supported Alabama’s allegations and civil rights groups have also raised concerns. The ruling is expected to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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