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Offline PeteS in CA

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https://www.foxnews.com/politics/california-supreme-court-rejects-law-requiring-trump-to-release-tax-returns-to-be-on-primary-ballot

California Supreme Court rejects law requiring Trump to release tax returns to get on ballot

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The California Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a state law that would have required President Trump to release his tax returns in order to appear on the state’s primary ballot.

Justices in Sacramento said that the law – which required all candidates for president and governor to submit five years’ worth of personal income tax returns in order to be included on primary ballots – was unconstitutional.

“Whatever authority the Legislature may have in defining how presidential primaries are to occur in this state, the challenged sections of the act exceed such authority and are unenforceable,” California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye wrote in the opinion.
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The ruling by the state’s highest court – which is a rare win for Trump in the Democratically controlled state – comes more than a month-and-a-half after a federal judge temporarily blocked the state law in response to a different lawsuit.

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla appealed the federal judge’s ruling, in a legal dispute that remains ongoing.  The state court’s decision, however, means the tax return requirement cannot be enforced, even if it were found to be constitutional under federal law.

This ruling is based on CA's constitution, not the US Constitution, and has no effect outside of California.
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Offline IsailedawayfromFR

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What is laughable here is it appears that the CA SC only struck down the requirements for the presidential candidate on this since it is federal, not the law pertaining to the governorship.

The Democrats have now passed a law which for all intents and purposes affects only Democrats.

I wonder how long it will take the legislature and governor to enact a new law which removes this law?

Amusing.
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