Federal judge says DOJ can’t swap out its legal team in census case

(CNN)A federal judge in New York said on Tuesday that the Justice Department cannot swap out its legal team in the census citizenship question case. Furman also may review requests from the plaintiffs to issue sanctions in the case because administration witnesses allegedly weren’t truthful, and to stop the administration from making any changes to the census. Requests for changes of lawyers in civil cases are almost always allowed, making Furman’s ruling Tuesday even more surprising in a case that …