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CNN: Supreme Court Blocks 2020 Census Citizenship Question in Setback for Trump Administration

CNN reports that the Supreme Court has blocked a citizenship question from being added to the 2020 census for the time being. Writing for a 5-4 majority, Chief Justice John Roberts concluded that there was sufficient reason for concern about why the Commerce Department wanted to add the question. President Trump tweeted that he has asked lawyers whether it’s possible to delay the census.

Supreme Court Conservatives Appear to Lean Toward Allowing Citizenship Question on Census

CNN reports that Supreme Court justices were deeply divided yesterday over whether the Trump administration can add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Five former directors of the Census Bureau, who have served under both Democratic and Republican administrations, filed an amicus brief in the case, stating that, “The longstanding view of the Census Bureau—reaffirmed by several recent Census Bureau analyses—is that addition of the [citizenship] question will reduce the accuracy of the population.”

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