Skip to comments.Federal judge blocks California law to force disclosure of Trumpís tax returns
Posted on 09/19/2019 2:06:00 PM PDT by Innovative
A federal judge ordered a temporary injunction Thursday against Californias 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.
Morrison spent much of the court proceeding on the question of whether a long
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Legislative history will show this to be a Bill of Attainder as clearly it’s not aimed at anybody but Trump.
Judge is black, GWB appointee.
might be a better strategy to keep the powder dry and have CA’s EC Votes tossed because the sitting President was not in their ballot. A bit risky since the Rats control house.
Good for judge England, a sane federal judge in CA.
Of course that will never happen.
There are probably 1 million illegal and imaginary voters on the rolls in California and their votes are decisive.
Frustrating that California can pass a law requiring Presidential Candidates to release their Taxes, but not a single state has passed a law requiring the verification of eligibility for office of the President including the natural born citizen requirement.
The hypocritical left is having a cow over this. Just see what happens if Texas passed a law requiring a certified birth certificate as proof of the constitutional requirement to be a natural born citizen in order to qualify for the primaries and theyd come unglued.
In this case the ruling is pretty dispositive. It’s pretty much purely a legal question and the judge found that the Plaintiff showed a substantial probability they would prevail on the merits, a requirement for a preliminary injunction. There’s really nothing left California can show that would change the Judge’s mind - the law’s not going to change.
And that's not even counting living voters.
A no-brainer, but still surprising that it was stopped by a sane ruling this quickly. I figured that it would make its way up the lefty-judge circuit until the SCOTUS.
The money quote, implicitly dripping with this law being Trump-driven, given what 'Rats have been saying about him:
These are extraordinary times, Melgar said. States have a legal and moral duty to restore public confidence in government and ensure leaders seeking the highest offices meet minimal standards.
The article makes the salient point that without Trump, the biggest incentive for R turnout is removed, thus penalizing the party and down-ticket races for what one candidate may or may not do.
California is in a state of insurrection against the Constitution. It will require military rule, eventually, to clean out all the traitors.
Same with lots of federal judges.
“You might want to hold that thought until there is a permanent ruling instead of a temporary injunction.”
Expect a 7-2 ruling for Trump in SCOTUS.
The Constitution is very clear on what the requirements are to be President (age, natural born, residing in U.S. for fourteen years). Nowhere does it say "turn in your tax returns."
CA officials attempting to deny Californians their vote.
Thats electoral terrorism
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