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Trump administration seeks emergency halt to census citizenship trial

Nov 20, 2018 - Washington Post Blogs

A federal judge on Tuesday denied the Trump administration's attempt to halt a trial underway over a census citizenship question.

In his ruling, Judge Jesse M. Furman of Manhattan's Southern District blasted the government's "latest and strangest effort," noting that the defendants "have tried and failed repeatedly to halt the orderly progress of this litigation."

A day earlier, the government had sought an emergency stay from an appeals court before waiting for Furman's ruling. That...