The census citizenship question / ACA contraceptive coverage / Philly’s deadliest roadway

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Guests: Ari Berman, Allison Hoffman, Jason Laughlin

“Is this person a citizen of the United States?” That’s the question the Trump administration wanted to add to the 2020 Census, but a decision by a U.S. District judge on Tuesday put a halt to the White House plans. We’ll talk about what is behind the administration’s effort to add the questions, why it’s so controversial, and yesterday’s court decision with ARI BERMAN, senior reporter for Mother Jones. Then, the Trump administration had another setback in the courts this week, this time around the Affordable Care Act and its birth control coverage. A federal judge in Philadelphia stopped the administration’s new rule that expanded the employer exemptions from covering contraception on religious and moral grounds.  ALLISON HOFFMAN, professor of law at University of Pennsylvania Law School, explains the significant of the ruling. Finally, we’ll talk about Roosevelt Boulevard in Philadelphia, which saw 21 crashes in 2018 alone. We’re joined by The Philadelphia Inquirer’s transportation reporter JASON LAUGHLIN about why this road is so deadly and what efforts are underway to make it a safer place for motorists and pedestrians.

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