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Federal Judge blocks California law requiring presidential candidates to release tax returns

October 3, 2019

Via: Jurist

A federal judge granted an injunction on Tuesday blocking a California law that would require presidential candidates to release their tax returns in order to appear on the state’s ballots.

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the Presidential Tax Transparency and Accountability Act into law in July after passage by over two-thirds majority of the legislature. The Act, among other things, prevents the California Secretary of State from printing the name of any presidential candidate on a primary election ballot unless that candidate has provided their prior five years of tax returns to the Secretary.

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