Leroy N. Soetoro
2019-11-23 19:30:11 UTC
The California Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a state law that
would have required President Trump to release his tax returns in order to
appear on the states primary ballot.
Justices in Sacramento said that the law which required all candidates
for president and governor to submit five years worth of personal income
tax returns in order to be included on primary ballots was
Whatever authority the Legislature may have in defining how presidential
primaries are to occur in this state, the challenged sections of the act
exceed such authority and are unenforceable, California Supreme Court
Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye wrote in the opinion.
Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, had signed the bill into law in July.
The state Republican Party and Chairwoman Jessica Millan Patterson
challenged the bill, while the state has defended the law by arguing tax
returns are a simple way for voters to weigh candidates financial status.
The ruling by the states highest court which is a rare win for Trump in
the Democratically controlled state comes more than a month-and-a-half
after a federal judge temporarily blocked the state law in response to a
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla appealed the federal judges
ruling, in a legal dispute that remains ongoing. The state courts
decision, however, means the tax return requirement cannot be enforced,
even if it were found to be constitutional under federal law.
Jesse Melgar, the governors spokeswoman, previously told the Los Angeles
Times that Newsom supported an appeal, adding: States have a legal and
moral duty to restore public confidence in government and ensure leaders
seeking the highest offices meet minimal standards.
The deadline for submitting tax returns to get on the primary ballot under
the bill, though, is next week.
Under Californias so-called jungle primary system, all candidates,
regardless of party, vie for the same elected office and the top two vote-
getters move on to the general election. Since it was implemented in
California in 2010, this system has often ensured a Democrat-vs.-Democrat
general election battle in all but Californias most conservative areas.
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