Trump Gets Victory on California Tax Return Law

Trump Gets Victory on California Tax Return Law

Trump Gets Victory on California Tax Return Law

In a major setback for California Democrats, a federal judge ruled in favor of the Trump campaign on Thursday regarding an attempt to keep the duly elected President of the United States off the state's 2020 primary ballot if he doesn't hand over five years of tax returns by November 26. The judge will issue his final ruling in the next few days. Newsom claimed the bill was not designed to target President Trump, and was created to ensure the American people are not deceived by candidates seeking their vote. It goes on to say that "the protection of the criminal justice system from corrupt acts by any person - including the President - accords with the fundamental principle of our government that '[n] o [person] in this country is so high that he is above the law'".

Filed in federal district court in NY, the lawsuit comes after multiple news outlets reported earlier this week that Vance's office subpoenaed Mazars late last month for eight years of Trump's personal and corporate tax returns.

The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan federal court, asks U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero to declare the subpoena unenforceable until Trump leaves office.

U.S. District Judge Morrison England Jr. issued the injunction, saying Trump and other candidates would face "irreparable harm without temporary relief" if a decision wasn't made.

The decision was meant to block the state from working with automakers to keep the market standard for automobile emissions stricter than the Trump administration's rules.

The law makes it very clear that presidents are not immune from criminal prosecution, and the Supreme Court held in a case involving Richard Nixon that a sitting president could be subpoenaed for documents in a criminal investigation. "This issue of releasing tax returns is bigger than any one candidate or any one president".

Yes indeed it would.

England promises a full ruling by the end of the month, but the injunction tips his hand.

Trump's lawyers also said the law, known as SB 27, would have forced the president to give up his privacy. Both sides have the resources for appeals all the way up the chain to the Supreme Court.

Trump has bucked decades of precedent by refusing to release them, arguing they are under audit.

Daniels, adds The Hill, claims to have received thousands of dollars during the 2016 presidential campaign to hide an affair she had with Donald Trump.

Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on Wednesday that the EPA will "be giving [San Francisco] a notice very soon". If they are, though, the Supreme Court will want to chew on the issue for themselves, and it's not even clear that the liberal wing will want states encroaching on qualifications for federal office.

Besides 22 other states, the cities of Los Angeles and NY and the District of Columbia joined California in the lawsuit.

Included in the press release were statements from Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao (Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's wife) and EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. Until then, Gavin Newsom et al might do better to study the Constitution before attempting to bypass it.

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