Last week the Dept. of Justice announced it was swapping out the group of attorneys who have been arguing on behalf of the Trump administration's efforts to add what many see as a racist citizenship question to the 2020 Census.
Bloomberg News reports the federal judge has refused to allow the new team to enter the case. It's unclear what the DOJ's next steps are at this point.
Wow. Judge Furman isn't letting DOJ lawyers out of the Census case without each lawyer filing a signed and sworn affidavit giving good reasons for withdrawing and promising to remain available to the court. https://t.co/AmiDcv9hf6 pic.twitter.com/BzJ2TLYaaW— Sasha Samberg-Champion (@ssamcham) July 9, 2019
BREAKING: U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman of New York denies Trump administration request to change legal team for #CitizenshipQuestion lawsuits in NY, calling the request "patently deficient"👇https://t.co/XeUqkv1xANhttps://t.co/XeUqkv1xAN pic.twitter.com/JEiKEVClJn— Hansi Lo Wang (@hansilowang) July 9, 2019
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