Federal Judge Blocks California Law To Force Disclosure Of Trump’s Tax Returns


A federal judge in California issued a temporary injunction against a state law that required presidential candidates to release their tax returns in order to appear on the state’s primary ballot.

U.S. District Judge Morrison England Jr., a George W. Bush appointee said there would be “irreparable harm without temporary relief” for Trump and other candidates if he did not make the rare temporary decision to block the law, according to The Los Angeles Times.

Los Angeles Times:

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.

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Morrison spent much of the court proceeding on the question of whether a longstanding federal financial disclosure law preempts any additional rules that a state could impose.

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The federal law, known as the Ethics In Government Act, or EIGA, was originally passed in 1978 and applies to a range of top federal officials. Trump has filed the annual report, most recently in May, which provides an overview of his finances.

“Do we even need to get here if EIGA preempts [the new California law]?,” England asked attorneys for the state. “Is that it?”

The hearing in a Sacramento courtroom consolidated arguments made in five separate lawsuits filed since enactment of the law. More

This judge’s ruling is entirely reasonable and fully justified by the facts, circumstances and the constitutional law regarding ballot access and presidential qualifications.

I have no problem with a millionaire like Trump being elected to public office. But I have a big problem when a politician becomes a millionaire after being elected to public office!

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