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Why Trump will likely lose the census citizenship fight - Source Politico

Posted on Jul 09,2019
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President Donald Trump’s continued insistence on adding the citizenship question increases the risk of additional disclosures about the White House’s role in the effort. | AP Photo/Alex Brandon
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By TED HESSON

WASHINGTON, DC. - President Donald Trump’s fight to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census is one he seems likely to lose.

Eleven days after an unfavorable Supreme Court ruling, a new team of Justice Department attorneys must persuade three district court judges that a June 30 printing deadline a previous DOJ legal team insisted had to be met no longer applies — even though, the Commerce Department said last week, the questionnaires are being printed already.

To pass muster with the Supreme Court, the new DOJ team must find a rationale that the high court will rule consistent with regulatory law and also believable — a tough assignment given that the court said in its ruling that the previous rationale was not.

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