The Trump administration has formally asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in a decision that allowed extra-record discovery into motivations behind adding a question about citizenship on the 2020 U.S. Census.

Attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice wrote in the filing that the plaintiffs, a coalition of states and immigrant rights groups, got more credit than they deserved when they asked U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman to approve extra-record discovery.

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