Judicial Watch Sues California Over Law Targeting Trump

  • 2019-08-05
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Judicial Watch Sues California Over Law Targeting Trump
Charlie Nguyen from Berkeley, CA, United States of America [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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Judicial Watch has filed a lawsuit against the state of California over a new law requiring those who want to appear on the presidential primary ballot to disclose tax returns for the previous 5 years.

The law is seen as directly targeting President Trump, while not expressly saying so. Which would be illegal.

According to Town Hall:

California may have swiftly passed the Presidential Tax Transparency and Accountability Act, forcing President Trump and other presidential primary candidates to disclose their tax returns if they want to be on the 2020 ballot, but the challenges have already begun.

Judicial Watch announced Monday that it filed a federal lawsuit against the state on behalf of four California voters to block the law’s implementation.

If left unchallenged, the law would force those who wish to appear on California’s March 3, 2020 presidential primary ballot to publicly disclose their tax returns for the last five years, turning them over to California’s secretary of state by November 26.

Former California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a similar measure last year, questioning the constitutionality of such a law and arguing that it sets a “slippery slope precedent” that could pave the way for requiring other types of documents from candidates.

The main argument is where will the requirements end. It was mentioned that it could be a requirement to supply health records in the future if this law goes unchallenged.


 Source: TTN

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