(WASHINGTON TIMES) — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the Trump administration from asking about citizenship on the 2020 census, ruling that the government cut too many corners in its decision-making on adding the question.

The ruling is a serious blow to President Trump, whose campaign has repeatedly bragged about the controversial question’s inclusion.

Judge Jesse M. Furman, an Obama appointee to the bench, rejected immigrant-rights groups’ claims that the question was motivated by racism or other nefarious motives, saying those claims went unproven.

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