Updated on July 9 at 10:08 p.m. ET
A federal judge in New York has denied a request by the Trump administration to replace its legal team in a lawsuit challenging the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman called "patently deficient" the Department of Justice's effort to change out the lawyers, who have been working on the case for more than a year.
Furman is allowing two lawyers to withdraw from the lawsuit. One has left the department and the other has left the civil division.