Supreme Court Sides With Trump on Census, Allowing for Immediate End to Count

Route Fifty: The Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with the Trump administration in allowing the Census Bureau to stop its decennial count, creating a potential abrupt end more than two weeks before the previously scheduled termination of enumeration activities.

A lower court had issued an injunction against Census preventing it from ending the count Sept. 30, saying the bureau must instead stick to its original COVID-19 plan to stop the enumeration at the end of October. The Trump administration challenged that decision up the chain, first being rejected at the appellate level before its victory Tuesday at the nation’s highest court.

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