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Supreme Court Lets Trump Officials End Census Count Early

  • Trump administration asked court to intervene to stop count
  • Civil rights groups say minorities will be undercounted
U.S. Census 2020 mailings.
U.S. Census 2020 mailings.Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
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The U.S. Supreme Court let President Donald Trump’s administration end the census count more than two weeks early, dealing a blow to civil rights groups that said minorities will be undercounted as a result.

The justices, without explanation, blocked a federal trial court ruling that had required the decennial count to continue through the end of October. Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented.