President Trump himself has already tweeted that he’s gunning to get the citizenship question on the census form for 2020 come hell or high water, despite today’s Supreme Court ruling.
How does he do that?
I mentioned earlier the time constraints the administration is operating under, namely how do you develop an administrative record in the compressed time frame between now and 2020. But longtime TPM Reader WT suggests that the administration may just declare a new rationale for the citizenship question, say the administrative record already exists and rely on the Roberts’ decision as basically a green light to proceed (emphases mine):
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