"As a practical matter, the court cannot fathom how it would be possible, at this juncture, for a wholesale change in defendants’ representation not to have some impact on the orderly resolution of these proceedings unless defendants provide assurance of an orderly transition between the withdrawing attorneys and new counsel," the judge wrote.
Judge Hazel also warned the DOJ that just switching lawyer will not erase prior arguments made in the trial, as the DOJ had requested it be allowed to do last week.
Judge George Hazel in Maryland census case: "A new DOJ team will need to be prepared to address these, and other, previous representations made by the withdrawing attorneys at the appropriate juncture." https://t.co/7A1RfhcBCv pic.twitter.com/EIPqJ1sYlX
— Mike Scarcella (@MikeScarcella) July 10, 2019
Meanwhile, the Census, according to the Trump administration, had to start printing by the end of June. It's unclear how it could be changed at this late date.
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