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Trump: 1, California: 0 — Judge Suspends Law Blocking Trump from Primary

Trump: 1, California: 0 — Judge Suspends Law Blocking Trump from Primary

A federal judge on Thursday sided with President Trump’s request to suspend a California law that requires all presidential candidates to release five years of income tax returns.

A formal ruling will be issued by October 1st, at which time the state of California will decide whether or not to appeal.

If allowed to stand, California’s law would have blocked Trump from appearing on California’s primary ballot (unless he released his tax returns by November 26th). 

Opponents of the law worry that Trump’s absence on the primary ballot could lead to a significant reduction in GOP voter turnout even though his name would appear on the general election ballot.

“We are encouraged that the federal court tentatively concluded that a preliminary injunction should be granted,” said Trump’s lawyer, Jay Sekulow. “We look forward to the court’s written order. It remains our position that the law is unconstitutional because states are not permitted to add additional requirements for candidates for president, and that the law violates the Constitution.”

California Democrats claim the law is designed to improve transparency.

“These are extraordinary times and states have a legal and moral duty to do everything in their power to ensure leaders seeking the highest offices meet minimal standards, and to restore public confidence,” said California Governor Gavin Newsom (D). “The disclosure required by this bill will shed light on conflicts of interest, self-dealing, or influence from domestic and foreign business interest.”

So far, none of the Democratic presidential candidates have submitted five years’ worth of their tax returns.

The law is so controversial that even left-wing Jerry Brown (Newsom’s predecessor) refused to sign it when he was governor.

Author’s Note: Trump won the first round, but we can expect this fight to continue. The case will likely end up in the ultra-liberal 9th Circuit; if they reverse the decision, it could land in the Supreme Court. 

I expect the Supreme Court to side with Trump, because if they don’t, they will be upholding the right for a state to pass laws aimed at a single candidate – and that’s bad news for Democracy.

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21 Comments

  1. sal leon

    Federal laws applies when democracy is adhering to the laws of the constitution , and that is not what we have now, these are highly unusual times in this democracy where states have to take the role of leading the Federal government if some aspects of the democracy is not following the constitution and this WH is doing that!It is the WH who is failing the constitution by not following rules, regulations and protocols Like any functioning organization, there are rules, regulations, and protocols to be followed ; but they are not, instead there is chaos, confusion,corruption and crime because of this WH. I like to see the SC, Republicans and the dark elements of this society realize what this WH is doing to this democracy.

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    • Roger

      Where were u when Obama subverted the constitution any chance he got. This WH HAS DONE MORE FOR THE HARD WORKING AMERICAN PEOPLE THAN obama and Clinton did in 16 yrs.

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    • jack stone

      FIRST.! The United States of America IS NOT and NEVER was a democracy. Just READ the constitution. We ARE a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC .with democratic ideals..This system of governance dates way back almost 2000 years to the time of Plato. Plato wisely opined that democracies ALWAYS devolve into tyrany whereas ,A republic is established with checks and balances that prevent a “free for all” . This was re-affirmed by Madison, Jefferson,and the whole body of the signers of the constitution. The people who continue to attempt to pervert our “safe” system are ALWAYS malcontents who want total power leaving the citizens powerless. Liberals know this and that is why you hear the constant misdirection of what we are. They are hoping enough people will remain uninformed fools thus allowing “them” to force a takeover..Hitler did that quite effectively..

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      • Madam H

        Congratulations for your knowledge and thank you for hopefully enlightening those who seek truth…

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    • Gene

      maybe a rule is needed that you need to prove citizenship before posting crap like this

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      • Bob Taylor

        This whacko is obviously a charter citizen of the idiocracy of Califonucasation!

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  2. M G W

    California under Brown and now Newman(who is kin to Pelosi) has become a Socialist/ Communist state.

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  3. Roy Mathis

    I am a republican and this can be put to a end. All the president has to do is be transparent and make his tax returns available. There is so many lies this president has told. I question whether he is as wealthy as he proclaims. The Republican Party has lost its moral and integrity with this president. This president has done and said things to women and has had dealings with shady people. He can not be trusted. The only reason he won the election is because the events that happened up to the election and the fact that the country has exposed its hidden racism toward all people that are not white. This president exploited this fear and facts and turned the nation to it sleeping feelings.

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    • Peter Walters

      Roy obviously your not a true American. The people in this country forgot what it iis to be an American. Because there is so many different nationalitys. This was a Nation under God, liberty and justist for all. Press one for English.. The Republic goes back thousands of years.

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    • Danny

      You need to wake up. DBM is lying and misguiding
      Whatever public still follow them.

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    • James P Andrews

      No one, including the president, is legally obligated to do so. Second; there is no point to it! Third: the IRS regularly audits anyone with any real amount of money, so this is a waste of time!

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    • Randy Moreland

      Wow you really sound like a Republican you’re an idiot

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  4. Ron Clark

    America has lost something very valuable that’s it’s innocence, think Norman Rockwell, we lived a simpler life, Immigrants came to this country because they wanted to be a part of that. After WWll something changed. people congregated into special interest groups and became bleeding hearts wanting things changed to match their special interests forgetting why we were the nation we were. Law now suits abound claiming all kinds of prejudices from women to Gays to Atheists, Racist has become the Lefts battle cry, the White race who built this nation are now call white supremacist just because we worked for what we have. We were a nation that feared and loved God we acknowledged his hand in the creation there of, Atheist who clearly did not have a part in this nations creation wants to remove God from our framework, sexual predictors want access to our little girls, Gays want to sue businesses won’t caterer to them for religious seasons instead of moving on. The Democratic party has collapsed, it no longer knows why it exists they have become a lake of fools, they are fighting to make the Republicans join them. I pray for America and that it’s Judges will wake up to these destructive law suits and refuse to hear them. I remember what it was like to live in America so long ago, America can’t be defeated from the outside but the enemies within are tearing us apart.

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    • Carol Damascus

      Yes indeed The democrats are trying to tear us up from within. So many hypocritical, angry, envious people. They care not about America only political communistic power.

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  5. Elizabeth

    The Democratic Party are EVIL, money hungry, hateful people who made millions of dollars off the government and the Constition they swore to respect and uphold. Pelosi is particularly evil. I pray that her children and grand children can be protected from her brainwashing them.
    I love this country, but alas, it is being turned into a socialist, communist country by the evil people that were voted into the positions they now hold. God help us………….

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    • Lady Di

      You are right Elizabeth: UNFORTUNATELY my mother is like pelosi she keeps brainwashing my older sister with all this hog wash Trump hating influence on her :/

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    • Lady Di

      Yes Elizabeth you are very right. On the other hand both of my parents immigrated to the US legally but are very very UNGRATEFUL for the blessings they recieved in the US. THEY TOOK FOR GRANTED the benefits as legal immigrants: They don’t understand and they don’t care…………I’M ASHAMED OF THEM :/

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  6. Norm Glover

    Why don’t you Democrats leave President Trump alone and let him do his job? Up to this point he has done a superb job even in spite of all the rediculous opposition he has received from uninformed, uneducated Americans.

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    • Chris Thompson

      I totally agree with your point. President Trump may have lied about his wealth and other things but who cares? As long as he does a great job for our country.

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  7. Wade

    Norm it would be impossible for Democrats to get on board and work with the president to help this country along in a positive fashion. Because their hatred for our president far exceeds that of love of country for them. At this point in time I believe they have zero affection for our country and only hatred for the president. Why else the behavior their parents and grandparents must be so proud of them!

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  8. SERGEANT "CHOPPER" MORTON

    MR. CLARK AND ELIZABETH BRING UP THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUES THAT AMERICA HAS DEGENERATED INTO A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE ARE BECOMING MORE GODLESS, EVIL IS ONLY EVIL IF YOU’RE CAUGHT, AND IMMIGRANTS CAME HERE DECADES BEFORE FOR HONEST WORK AND MAKE THE COUNTRY BETTER——– NOT TAKE AND SUCK IT DRY! WHY HAVE ETHICS AND MORALITY VANISHED THE PAST THIRTY YEARS? THAT’S THE “64,000.00 DOLLAR QUESTION AND THE PARTIAL ANSWER IS: TECHNOLOGY ALLOWS PEOPLE TO DO BAD THINGS WITH ALMOST COMPLETE ANONMINITY! MR. SNOWDEN’S NEW BOOK “PERMANENT RECORD” ADDRESSES THIS EXTENSIVELY.

    TODAY THE ISSUE IS WHY JOE BIDEN’S SON (WITH ZERO EXPERIENCE IN CERTAIN BUSINESS) REPRESENTS COMPANIES IN THE UKRAINE AND GETS A BILLION DOLLARS FOR BUSINESS WHILE HIS VICE PRESIDENT FATHER APPROVES OF THIS UNETHICAL “CONFLICT OF INTEREST?” JOE BIDEN IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT? HE SHOULD “HIDE HIS HEAD IN SHAME” LIKE CROOKED HILLARY WAS FORCED TO DO WITH OUR RIGHTEOUS PRESIDENT DJ TRUMP DEFEATING HER WITH HUMILIATION! WHAT HAVE WE BECOME? “LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYERS—– TRUMP 2020——- AND BEYOND!”

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