HUGE WIN! Federal Judge Blocks California Law Requiring Trump to Disclose Tax Returns in Order to Appear on 2020 Primary Ballot
Once again Judicial Watch is doing the heavy lifting.
In a win for Judicial Watch, the Constitution and Americans, a court granted a preliminary injunction against a California law requiring Trump to release his tax returns in order to appear on the 2020 primary ballot.
LA Times reported:
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.
“Big victory for voters!” JW boss Tom Fitton said Thursday.
BREAKING: @JudicialWatch, @RealDonaldTrump win in California! Court grants preliminary injunction against anti-Trump, unconstitutional election law requiring disclosure of tax returns. Big victory for voters! pic.twitter.com/9pQISFCw8v
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) September 19, 2019
In early August, Judicial Watch filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of four California voters to prevent the state from implementing a new law requiring all presidential candidates to publicly disclose their tax returns in order to appear on the primary ballot.
The lawsuit argued that the law is politically motivated and unconstitutional.
The lawsuit is in response to a new law signed by far left California Governor Gavin Newsom requiring presidential candidates to publicly release the last five years of their tax returns in order to appear on the primary ballot.
Obviously this law was aimed at keeping Trump off of the 2020 primary ballot since he refuses to publicly release his tax returns.
Democrat candidates such as Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and others have not released their tax returns yet.
“California politicians, in their zeal to attack President Trump, passed a law that not also unconstitutionally victimizes California voters,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton last month. “It is an obvious legal issue that a state can’t amend the U.S. Constitution by adding qualifications in order to run for president. The courts can’t stop this abusive law fast enough.”
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