Nation: Count Again

So rules a judge on the census

Even before the counting began, Director Vincent Barabba predicted that the 1980 census would be the "toughest and most scrutinized ever." But not even Barabba expected the furor over the Census Bureau's preliminary figures, which have shown big population declines in major Northern cities. Facing the loss of congressional seats and federal funds, which are allocated according to the census, seven cities and states have sued, claiming that the bureau badly undercounted their residents, particularly those in black and Hispanic neighborhoods. In Detroit last week, U.S....

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