The U.S. Justice Department on Monday announced a new team of lawyers in court cases backing the Trump administration’s drive to put a citizenship question on the 2020 census, despite a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that called the government’s motivations “contrived” and upheld an injunction blocking the effort.
The new legal team, led by a former Trump White House lawyer, replaces Justice Department lawyers who had argued for more than a year that the Trump administration faced a June 30 deadline to wrap up its printing plans for the upcoming decennial census. The government pointed to that deadline in urging lower judges, and the U.S. Supreme Court, to quickly review lawsuits and to rule by that date.
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