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Federal judge blocks California law to force disclosure of Trumpís tax returns
LA Times ^ | Sept. 19, 2019 | John Myers

Posted on 09/19/2019 2:06:00 PM PDT by Innovative

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Good. A judge who rules based on the law, not politics.
1 posted on 09/19/2019 2:06:00 PM PDT by Innovative
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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.


2 posted on 09/19/2019 2:08:03 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog (Patrick Henry would have been an anti-vaxxer.)
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Judge is black, GWB appointee.


3 posted on 09/19/2019 2:12:13 PM PDT by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan.)
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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.


4 posted on 09/19/2019 2:14:55 PM PDT by gibsonguy
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Good for judge England, a sane federal judge in CA.


5 posted on 09/19/2019 2:19:11 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: Innovative

Top KEK.


6 posted on 09/19/2019 2:19:51 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change with out notice.)
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The California EC votes should be tossed simply because of systemic vote fraud in Los Angeles county.

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.

7 posted on 09/19/2019 2:24:47 PM PDT by flamberge (The wheels keep turning)
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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.


8 posted on 09/19/2019 2:29:27 PM PDT by DannyTN
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Good. A judge who rules based on the law, not politics.

You might want to hold that thought until there is a permanent ruling instead of a temporary injunction.
9 posted on 09/19/2019 2:41:45 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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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 they’d come unglued.


10 posted on 09/19/2019 2:45:36 PM PDT by fwdude
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11 posted on 09/19/2019 2:59:47 PM PDT by Enterprise
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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.


12 posted on 09/19/2019 3:44:53 PM PDT by circlecity
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There are probably 1 million illegal and imaginary voters on the rolls in California and their votes are decisive.

And that's not even counting living voters.

13 posted on 09/19/2019 3:58:13 PM PDT by Don Corleone (Nothing makes the delusional more furious than truth.)
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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.


14 posted on 09/19/2019 5:00:19 PM PDT by vpintheak (Stop making stupid people famous!)
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as clearly it’s not aimed at anybody but Trump...

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.

15 posted on 09/20/2019 2:12:16 AM PDT by C210N (qui)
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California is in a state of insurrection against the Constitution. It will require military rule, eventually, to clean out all the traitors.


16 posted on 09/20/2019 2:42:56 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Enjoy the decline of the American empire.)
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Same with lots of federal judges.


17 posted on 09/20/2019 2:50:39 AM PDT by wastedyears (The left would kill every single one of us and our families if they knew they could get away with it)
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“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.


18 posted on 09/20/2019 5:13:05 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (When you think about what the left is doing to America, think no further than Cloward-Piven)
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To: Innovative
They already knew it would. Every state legislator that voted for it just wanted to grandstand and make the taxpayers pay to fight the inevitable successful lawsuit against it.

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."

19 posted on 09/20/2019 7:15:07 AM PDT by Trump20162020
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CA officials attempting to deny Californians their vote.

That’s electoral terrorism


20 posted on 09/20/2019 10:10:20 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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