a group of people holding a sign: A protest at the Supreme Court in Washington last week as the justices considered a case involving an attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

Source: MSN

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it had ordered the Census Bureau to start printing forms for the 2020 census without a question asking about citizenship, abandoning its quest to add the query after being blocked last week by the Supreme Court.

The decision was a victory for critics who said the question was part of an administration effort to skew the census results in favor of Republicans.

It was also a remarkable retreat for an administration that typically digs into such fights.

Just last week after the Supreme Court’s decision, President Trump said he was asking his lawyers to delay the census, “no matter how long,” in order to fight for the question in court.

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