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Megathread: Federal Judge Blocks Justice Department’s Effort To Withdraw Lawyers On Census Citizenship Case
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R/politics - Megathread: Federal Judge Blocks Justice Department's Effort To Withdraw Lawyers On Census Citizenship Case

A federal judge in New York on Tuesday denied a bid from the Justice Department to replace the team of lawyers on the census citizenship question case, writing that its request to do so was 'patently deficient.'

The department had earlier this week announced its intention to swap out the legal team on the case — without saying exactly why. A person familiar with the matter said the decision was driven in part by frustration among at least some of the career lawyers who had been assigned to the case about how it was being handled, though the department wanted to replace those in both career and political positions.