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Federal Judge blocks California law requiring Presidential candidates to release tax returns

September 19, 2019

  Back at the end of July California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law which would require all Presidential candidates to release five years of tax returns in order to appear on his or her party’s primary ballot. This was a not so veiled attempt at forcing Donald Trump to release his taxes after the Mueller investigation did not result in the desired outcome.

  Donald Trump sued to block the measure and today a Federal Judge has ordered a temporary injunction against the new law. Here is more:

A federal judge ordered a temporary injunction Thursday against California’s first-in-the-nation law requiring candidates to disclose their tax returns for a spot on the presidential primary ballot, an early victory for President Trump but a decision that will undoubtedly be appealed by state officials.

U.S. District Judge Morrison England Jr. said he would issue a final ruling in the coming days but took the unusual step of issuing the tentative order from the bench. He said there would be “irreparable harm without temporary relief” for Trump and other candidates from the law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in July.

  I believe that issuing this injunction just days before he makes his final decision is a clear indication that he is going to strike the law down, but you just do not know nowadays.

  Even if this judge does strike the law down we know this is only the opening salvo in this fight and it is a guarantee that the left will find a judge to reverse this decision.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. September 19, 2019 8:53 pm

    That is a piece of good news in an otherwise dreary news day….. Nice find… I figure it will end up in the Supreme court before its over.. I am surprised no one has leaked them yet.

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 20, 2019 5:11 am

      We have to take the good news when we can get it, it is few and far between! No doubt this will make it to the Supreme Court and there is no telling how it will turn out at that point anymore.

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  2. Bruce Booher permalink
    September 19, 2019 9:21 pm

    What a shocker! A federal judge said that CA doesn’t control the election process? Who would have imagined. But here is the REAL shocker! I went to high school with the Judge. He and I went to different Catholic elementary schools, many of which moved to a Catholic high school so we met as freshmen. We had some classes together. Public high school didn’t start till 10th grade and he transferred out then. He was a good football player.

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    • September 20, 2019 5:13 am

      Apparently the public high school didn’t get to him! There are still a few judges out there and the good news is Trump is getting his judicial confirmed at record speed.



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