Instead, the president signed an executive order directing government agencies to sift through documents and databases to determine Americans' citizenship status.
The commerce secretary could easily have reinstated the citizenship question if he had been less transparently dishonest.
SCOTUS Ruling on Adding a Citizenship Question to the Census Shows Wilbur Ross Was Defeated by His Own Lies
The Court concludes that the commerce secretary's "contrived" explanation frustrated "meaningful judicial review."
The commerce secretary falsely portrayed the decision to include a citizenship question as a response to a Justice Department request.