The chief justice initially leaned toward siding with the Trump administration, but changed his mind, CNN reported.
Some states haven't dedicated any money to preparing for the 2020 census, which determines representation in Congress and federal funding allocations.
John Gore faces accusations of lying about why a citizenship question was added to the census. A person familiar said his departure was unrelated.
The ACLU, as well as state and local governments that fought the census question, has asked a judge to punish Trump officials for "a fraud on the court."
President Donald Trump announced that his administration will be dropping their effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, and will instead be instructing other executive agencies to provide all of their citizenship records to the Department of Commerce.
Trump said last week that he was “very seriously” considering executive action to try to force the question’s inclusion.
The administration is pressing ahead with its bid for a citizenship question on the census, despite a Supreme Court defeat.
The group of attorneys who usually defend the government in court is off the case as Trump pushes his attempt to ask about citizenship.
Trump's tweet "was the first I had heard of the president’s position" on the citizenship question that was shot down by Supreme Court, said attorney.
President Donald Trump's administration instructed Justice Department lawyers to try to get the citizenship question back on the census, a DOJ attorney told a federal judge on Wednesday.
The social media giant said it would treat the census like an election, but not everyone is impressed with the changes.
Civil rights groups celebrated after the Supreme Court did not allow the Trump administration to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census for now.
The plaintiffs said the Trump administration's justification for adding the question was a lie.
“He had years to delete those files,” Stephanie Hofeller said in an interview.
Lawyers representing North Carolina Republicans said lawyers representing Common Cause obtained the information unethically.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) scorched the Trump administration for adding a citizenship question to the Census.
The House Oversight Committee voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt.
The disclosure adds more context to how the Trump administration decided to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
The justice indicated that multiple close decisions could be handed down in June.
But advocates for some minority groups are worried about undercounting and whether a citizenship question will be included.