Chief Justice switched his vote behind the scenes to block a citizenship question from appearing on the 2020 census, .
in the June decision that effectively blocked the Trump administration from asking the question. Civil rights and other advocacy groups lauded the ruling, noting that adding the question would have caused fewer people, particularly immigrants and minorities, to respond to the decennial survey.
After the case was argued in April, Roberts was poised to side with the Trump administration and allow the question, according to CNN, citing sources familiar with the court’s deliberations. But then Roberts changed his mind, believing that the Trump administration’s reason for adding the question ― better enforcement of the Voting Rights Act ― wasn’t