The Supreme Court remanded the case over the citizenship question back to a lower court basically to give the Trump administration a second try at coming up with a coherent explanation to justify it. They said the one offered in the case was clearly “contrived.” So now they’re trying to come up with a better rationale, but their constantly changing positions seems to make that impossible.
Originally, it was supposed to help the Justice Department enforce the Voting Rights Act. Then the Supreme Court said that was a pretext.
It would not be used for immigration enforcement. Then it could be used to deal with the “burden” of undocumented immigrants.
It would not be used for congressional redistricting. Then it could be.
The administration would not challenge the Supreme Court ruling blocking a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. Then it decided it would.