The Supreme Court found Thursday that the Trump administration did not give an adequate reason for adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, blocking the question for at least the time being.
The move is a surprise win for advocates who opposed the question’s addition, arguing it will lead to an inaccurate population count. The administration had argued the question was needed to enforce the Voting Rights Act (VRA).
The justices sent the issue back to the Commerce Department to provide another explanation.
Chief Justice John Roberts joined with the court’s liberal wing in delivering the court’s opinion.
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