Trump's Bid To Swap Census Case Attys Deemed 'Deficient'

Law360 (July 9, 2019, 10:46 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday largely shut down the Trump administration's bid to swap out nearly a dozen members of the legal team handling its courtroom battle to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census, ordering the White House to explain the move.

U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman called the effort to withdraw 11 government attorneys "patently deficient," except with respect to two lawyers who were no longer part of the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Division, which is handling the case.

"Defendants' mere 'expect[ation] that withdrawal of current counsel will [not] cause any disruption' is not good...

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April 3, 2018


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