The Trump administration’s executive order addressing the collection of citizenship data doesn’t mention Justice Samuel Alito’s dissent in the recent U.S. Supreme Court census case. But one of his footnotes may have provided some inspiration as officials looked for reasons justifying the gathering of that information.

A comparison of Trump’s executive order, and the Supreme Court’s decision blocking the administration from adding a citizenship question, revealed one primary similarity: Alito’s first footnote.

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