California Court Strikes Down Anti-Trump Law

  • 2019-11-21
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California Court Strikes Down Anti-Trump Law
A California high court has struck down a law which attempted to maliciously target President Trump's tax returns. 

The ruling striking down the law, which attempted to make Trump's appearance on the ballot contingent on him handing over his tax returns, was unanimous. 

As The Hill reports:

California’s highest state court on Thursday struck down a law that would have required President Trump to hand over his tax returns as a condition to appearing on the state’s ballot for the Republican primary.

In a unanimous ruling, the California Supreme Court held that key portions of the Presidential Tax Transparency and Accountability Act, signed in July, violated the state’s constitution.

The law also requires gubernatorial candidates to disclose their tax returns for ballot access, but the California justices did not address that portion of the law. 

The ruling comes ahead of the Nov. 26 deadline by which candidates would have needed to disclose their tax returns in order to appear on the state's March presidential primary ballot.

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