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Census Respondents: Citizenship Information and Supreme Court

census respondents: Still, the decision was clearly a reversal, according to CTV. The Supreme Court had blocked his effort by disputing his administration's rationale for demanding that census respondents declare whether or not they were citizens. Not only didn't I back down, I backed up because anybody else would have given this up a long time ago, Trump told reporters Friday, one day after directing federal agencies to try to compile the citizenship information using existing databases. Trump had said last week that he was very seriously considering an executive order to try to force the question. The president said he would sign an executive order directing every federal department and agency to provide the Commerce Department with all records pertaining to the number of citizens and noncitizens in the country. But the government has begun the lengthy and expensive process of printing the census questionnaire without it, and such a move would surely have drawn an immediate legal challenge. ( As reported in the news.