California Court Nixes Law On Tax Returns For Primaries

Remember when California passed a law that required anyone who wanted to be on the state primary ballot to release their tax returns, a law that obviously targeted Donald Trump? Well, even a People’s Republik Of California court thought it was pretty bad

California high court strikes down state law targeting Trump tax returns

California’s highest state court on Thursday struck down a law that would have required President Trump to hand over his tax returns as a condition to appearing on the state’s ballot for the Republican primary.

In a unanimous ruling, the California Supreme Court held that key portions of the Presidential Tax Transparency and Accountability Act, signed in July, violated the state’s constitution.

The law also requires gubernatorial candidates to disclose their tax returns for ballot access, but the California justices did not address that portion of the law.

The ruling comes ahead of the Nov. 26 deadline by which candidates would have needed to disclose their tax returns in order to appear on the state’s March presidential primary ballot.

In its ruling, the California Supreme Court sided with the California Republican Party over California Secretary of State Alex Padilla (D).

The court argued that the law creates an additional requirement that is in conflict with the state constitution’s “specification of an inclusive open presidential primary ballot.”

It’s like the California general assembly and Governor Newsome, who signed it, didn’t read the California Constitution. Or, just ignored it.

“The Legislature may well be correct that a presidential candidate’s income tax returns could provide California voters with important information,” the court said in its ruling. “But article II, section 5(c) embeds in the state Constitution the principle that, ultimately, it is the voters who must decide whether the refusal of a ‘recognized candidate throughout the nation or throughout California for the office of President of the United States’ to make such information available to the public will have consequences at the ballot box.”

Remember, previous governor Jerry Brown, as hardcore leftist as the come, refused to sign it because it was un-Constitutional. Tax returns are not something embeded in either California nor U.S. Constitutions as requirements, and the General Assembly can’t just arbitrarily decide to add something in just because they have a derangement syndrome. They just can’t get over Trump winning the 2016 election.

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4 Responses to “California Court Nixes Law On Tax Returns For Primaries”

  1. formwiz says:

    Well, that’s one side of the country…

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Americans can’t get over tRump violating the norms, mores, policies and laws of this nation.

  3. Jl says:

    Americans can’t seem to find proof of Trump violating the norms, mores, policies and laws of the nation.

    • Kye says:

      That’s because he didn’t, Jl. Besides, “Americans” aren’t the people looking, DEMOCRATS are. It was a PARTISAN WITCH HUNT. There are zero Republicans siding with the DemComs. It’s political, not neutral and it’s partisan not objective. The Democrats ONCE AGAIN are performing a coup against the United States of America just like the treasonous pigs did in 1861. Except this time they want ALL of us as their slaves not just blacks! They even want Trump dead as shown by actions of their promoters.

      Trump 2020 Keep the Spirit alive!

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