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California sued over presidential candidate tax disclosure law

August 7, 2019

Via: Jurist

The Trump administration and Republican party sued the state of California on Tuesday over a law signed last week by Governor Gavin Newsom that requires presidential candidates to disclose their tax returns in order to be on the state’s primary ballot. The law does not explicitly name President Donald Trump, who has not disclosed his tax information.

The complaint cites US Term Limits, Inc. v. Thornton, in which the Supreme Court held that the qualifications for president outlined in the Constitution “are ‘exclusive’ and that States do not have the power to ‘supplement’ them with their own.”

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