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UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 03: Shirley Connuck, right, holds up a sign representing a district in Texas, as the Supreme Court hears a case on partisan gerrymandering by state legislatures on October 3, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 26:  A Fair Maps Rally was held in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 in Washington, DC. The rally coincides with the U.S. Supreme Court hearings in landmark redistricting cases out of North Carolina and Maryland. The activists sent the message the the Court should declare gerrymandering unconstitutional now. (Photo by Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post)
COLUMBUS, GEORGIA - On election day Americans vote at the Rothschild Elementary School library, Precinct 116, in Columbus, Georgia on Tuesday November 6, 2018. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 25:  California Secretary of State Alex Padilla speaks during a press conference to discuss voting rights and voter registration hosted by Pepe Aguilar and Voto Latino at Gibson Brand Showroom on July 25, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images)
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DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS, COLUMBUS, OHIO, UNITED STATES - 2018/11/06: Stickers with the words I love voting are at the entrance of Barrack Recreation Centre polling stationVoters turned up to cast their ballots in the 2018 Primary election in Ohio. (Photo by Matthew Hatcher/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
CAMBRIDGE, OH - NOVEMBER 06: Stickers at the Guernsey County Senior Center polling location on November 6, 2018 in Cambridge, Ohio. Turnout is expected to be high nationwide as Democrats hope to take back control of at least one chamber of Congress. (Photo by Justin Merriman/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 14: Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross testifies during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing in Rayburn Building discuss preparations for the 2020 Census and citizenship questions on Thursday March 14, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 21:  U.S. House Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) speaks to the media December 21, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The House Democratic leaders responded to the accusations from the House Republicans of not forming a panel to negotiate the payroll tax cut extension bill, after the House rejected the version approved by the Senate.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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In a major reversal, a top Justice Department official tells a federal judge that the administration is working to find a way to get the citizenship question back on the 2020 census and is considering taking the matter directly to the Supreme Court.

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Word is trickling out that a federal judge in Maryland has moved up a deadline for the Justice Department to confirm that a citizenship question will not be on the 2020 census form.

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