California sued the Trump administration earlier this year over concerns a citizenship question on the census would lead to underrepresentation of minorities.
In June the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the administration’s reasoning for adding the question, calling it “contrived,” and calling on the White House to provide other reasons for wanting the data, The Sacramento Bee reported.
In the 5-4 ruling, Chief Justice John Roberts sided with liberal associate justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagen, Sonia Sotomayor and Stephen Breyer. Opposing the California lawsuit were conservative justices Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.
President Trump later blasted the court’s ruling in a Twitter message.