Calif. Justices Nix Trump Tax Return Release Law

By Paul Williams (November 21, 2019, 1:05 PM EST) -- The California Supreme Court on Thursday invalidated a state law requiring President Donald Trump and other candidates to release tax returns before appearing on a primary ballot, handing a victory to the state Republican Party, which challenged the new statute.

The case is one of several, including some filed by Trump and his campaign in federal court, that assert the statute is unconstitutional. (AP) In a unanimous decision, the justices sided with the Republicans' arguments that the law's requirement that presidential candidates release five years of tax returns unconstitutionally restricts California's open primary system in violation of the state constitution. The...

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