Supreme Court blocks citizenship question from 2020 Census

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UPDATE: (1:00 P.M.)

President Trump took to Twitter to lash out at the Supreme Court for blocking his administration’s attempt to ask for citizenship on the Census in 2020.

The Supreme Court blocked the move in a 5-4 decision on Thursday, the final day of its current term.

Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s four liberals in the decision.

Justices Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, Alito, and Thomas dissented.

The other big decision of the day was striking down challenges that look to prevent partisan gerrymandering when drawing up Congressional districts.

The court ruled that the federal courts have no place in making a political decision, and left it for voters and elected officials to decide.

Roberts went back across the aisle in the 5-4 ruling and sided with the four conservatives.

The ruling struck down challenges from Republicans in Maryland and Democrats in North Carolina.

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