Privacy & Data Security Law

Trump Wants Census Delay After Citizenship Question Blocked

June 27, 2019, 5:56 PM

President Donald Trump said Thursday he has asked lawyers to delay the U.S. census after the Supreme Court put on hold his administration’s plan to include a citizenship question in the survey next year.

“Can anyone really believe that as a great Country, we are not able the ask whether or not someone is a Citizen. Only in America!” Trump tweeted.

Earlier Thursday, the Supreme Court said the Commerce Department’s explanation for adding the citizenship question “seems to have been contrived.“

The court left open a path that might still let the question be added, but that would require...

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