The Trump administration has asked a federal judge to halt proceedings—including any ruling—in a lawsuit over a decision to ask all U.S. residents about their citizenship status on the 2020 census, while the U.S. Supreme Court considers a decision on extra-record discovery from the district court.

Special Counsel Joshua Gardner from the U.S. Department of Justice wrote in the motion that U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman should hold off on a decision for several months until the Supreme Court decides which evidence should be considered in the litigation by the court.

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