Earlier today a Sacramento-based federal judge signaled that he will block a new state law that would have required President Trump (and all other candidates for the presidency) to release their tax returns to the public before being allowed on the California primary ballot.
The law — the “Presidential Tax Transparency Act” — was sponsored by our own Sen. Mike McGuire. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed it into law at the end of July.
On Twitter, McGuire was defiant:
Perplexing, premature and unnecessary ruling today on CA’s landmark Presidential Tax Transparency law. There is no irreparable harm to the plaintiffs; we’re way out in front of the deadlines for #taxreturns. This decision should not have been rushed. The judge got this one wrong.— Mike McGuire (@ilike_mike) September 19, 2019
The judge’s ruling — an injunction — will almost certainly prevent the law from taking effect before the upcoming March primary.
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- State Senate Approves McGuire Bill That Would Require Presidential Candidates to Release Their Taxes Before They’re Allowed to be on the California Ballot
- Can They Do That? California Dems Again Try to Force Trump to Show His Taxes
- Key Conflicts Roil California’s Ever-Evolving Waterscape
- McGuire Bill That Would Demand Trump Tax Returns for California Ballot Access Flies Through State Senate
- Newsom Signs McGuire Bill Demanding Trump’s Tax Returns for Ballot Access; In Statement, Governor Defends Constitutionality of Measure
- Trump, Republicans Sue California Over the McGuire-Initiated Law Forcing Candidates to Release Tax Returns