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Brent Staples cites PPI on New York Times editorial writer’s blog

by Peter Wagner, February 6, 2009

blog post thumbnailBrent Staples cites our research and calls on the Census Bureau to stop fueling prison-based gerrymandering in a post on the New York Times editorial writers’ blog: The Census: Phantom Constituents.

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