Trump Administration Abandons Census Citizenship Question After Supreme Court Defeat

  • The 2020 census form will not feature a citizenship question following the government’s defeat before the Supreme Court on June 27, the Trump administration announced Tuesday.
  • Though the government could have pursued another legal battle, officials said time did not allow for further litigation. 
  • The announcement might conclude a bitter dispute between the administration and House Democrats, who are investigating the origins of the citizenship question.

The Trump administration will not include a citizenship question on the 2020 census form, the Justice Department said Tuesday.

The decision comes after the Supreme Court found Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross concealed his reasons for adding the citizenship question, and cleared the way for further proceedings. The Commerce Department supervises the Census Bureau.

The Trump administration will not include a citizenship question on the 2020 census form, the Justice Department said Tuesday.

The decision comes after the Supreme Court found Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross concealed his reasons for adding the citizenship question, and cleared the way for further proceedings. The Commerce Department supervises the Census Bureau.

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