Justice Dept. replaces lawyers in Census citizenship question case

Justice Dept. replaces lawyers in Census citizenship question case

The Justice Department announced a shakeup Sunday in its team of lawyers involved in the ongoing legal battle over the citizenship question in the 2020 census forms. The new team is made up of both career and political appointee attorneys, including lawyers from the Consumer Protection Branch, a DOJ official tells NPR’s Carrie Johnson.

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Russ Kurtell
Russ Kurtell 6 months

Seems like a good move. SCOTUS didn't say they thought adding the question was unconstitutional. They said the argument was so poorly put together, that they weren't going to consider it. The lawyers botched it. Try again.

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 6 months

Having left the DOJ with its pants pulled down by a presidential tweet, the original team, including the Assistant Attorney General Civil Division, there is no other recourse. The original team have no credibility after telling the judge they had no clue what was going on. Another epic fail for Trump, proving once again he has zero clue how government works.

Mod Okay
Mod Okay 6 months

Thomas Hofeller

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