The Supreme Court ruled in a complicated opinion against the Trump administration’s attempt to add a citizenship question to 2020 U.S. Census.
The court split 5-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the liberal justices in sending the issue back to the Commerce Department.
New York Times: “The practical impact of the decision was not immediately clear. While the question is barred for now, it is at least possible that the administration will be able to offer adequate justifications for it. But time is short, as the census forms must be printed shortly.”