Justices Roberts and Kavanaugh signal Supreme Court support for Trump’s Census citizenship question
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh takes his oath during his ceremonial public swearing-in as U.S. President Donald Trump and Kavanaugh's daughters Liza and Margaret look on in the East Room of the White House in Washington. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Two justices of the United States Supreme Court on Tuesday hinted that President Donald Trump may get his wish to have the Census include a question about citizenship.


According to Bloomberg, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh both directed their questions at attorneys opposing the citizenship question.

Kavanaugh opined that the Commerce secretary has "huge discretion" about what to ask on the census.

"The case is the court’s first direct look at an administration initiative since the justices upheld President Donald Trump’s travel ban last year. It is testing the court’s willingness to defer to an administration that critics say has a penchant for cutting legal corners," Bloomberg noted.

Watch Democratic lawmakers speak about the case outside the Supreme Court.