Federal Judge Blocks California Law Trying to Force President Trump to Release Tax Returns…

Federal Judge Morrison England from the U.S. District Court in Sacramento, California, has blocked the implementation of a California law intended to force President Trump to release his tax returns in order to qualify for the federal election ballot.

The judge agreed with the argument the U.S. constitution and federal law outlines the qualifications for office.  The California law is suspended pending appeal.

California – A federal judge on Thursday temporarily suspended a California law aimed at forcing President Donald Trump to release tax returns ahead of the state’s March 3, 2020 primary.

Trump’s lawyers argued in court Thursday in the U.S. District Court in Sacramento that the law was unconstitutional because the federal government has jurisdiction over requirements for candidates running for president.

State attorneys are expected to appeal the decision from Judge Morrison England. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the law in July. “We are encouraged that the federal court has tentatively concluded that a preliminary injunction should be granted,” said a statement from Jay Sekulow, an attorney representing the Trump campaign. “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 violated citizens’ 1st Amendment right of association.”  (read more)

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72 Responses to Federal Judge Blocks California Law Trying to Force President Trump to Release Tax Returns…

  1. delighteddeplorable says:

    Woohoo! This is sweet on many levels. Great photo of POTUS. 🇺🇸🇺🇸

    Liked by 11 people

  2. Tiffthis says:

    I just went to Gavin’s insta page and reported this news for all to explode over 🤯😬

    Liked by 26 people

  3. Merkin Muffley says:

    You also can’t pass a de facto law.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Bigly says:

    What a waste of time, governor

    Now your omissions standards are deleted, ha’

    Liked by 5 people

    • stripmallgrackle says:

      Couldn’t congress, or California’s state house, just issue a BOLO for anyone who claims they were screwed by Trump in a real estate deal? Or is that too much like looking for shade in the Sahara?


      • stripmallgrackle says:

        Forgot. I guess the big score against Mr. MAGA would be tax fraud. Wouldn’t it be public record if the IRS had charged him? Or would searching the record be too much like sucking blood from a stone?

        Liked by 1 person

  5. visage13 says:

    Next I hope they take on the sanctuary city and state bs. If you want federal dollars then abide by federal laws, period.

    Liked by 17 people

  6. cboldt says:

    How about a nationwide injunction?

    Liked by 4 people

  7. Raised on Reagan says:

    Hopefully this applies to Washington State’s similar abominable law recently passed too.

    Liked by 4 people

  8. Summer says:

    “The California law”

    You mean the California blackmail.

    It is amazing how brazen and utterly shameless the Left has become when it comes to shredding the Constitution.

    Liked by 9 people

  9. Pale rider says:

    Good news! But, they knew it was never going to happen the damage was done by just the case itself as all these lawsuits are.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. This was a no brainer. I’d say that the lawmakers in California fried too many brain cells from smoking dope, but you’d have to have a brain to start with.

    Liked by 3 people

  11. Kent says:

    ..outstanding….now cram their OTHER fist down their windpipe….

    Liked by 1 person

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    Liked by 8 people

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      Liked by 2 people

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    • Jan Pauliny-Toth says:

      Politely, and succinctly phrased, there are scant opinions expressable with a corollary loss of the ability to post.
      Incitement to violence, race baiting and paedophilia spring to mind.
      However factual discussions even of the above three are welcome, as in “the tree of liberty…”, “bell-curves” or “…the ancient Greeks…”.


  13. Johnny Boost says:

    This nonsense will stop as soon as medieval diseases like bubonic plague, cholera and typhoid start ravaging San Francisco, LA and other cesspools in California.

    Liked by 5 people

  14. OlderAndWiser says:

    I met the good judge a while ago – a Bush appointee. He sent me some great anit-socialists jokes. Glad he’s still making good judgements!

    Liked by 7 people

  15. vrajavala says:

    If anyone should be blocked it would be Kamala Harris She is not eligible as she is an “anchor baby” the daughter of two forein students.
    US Constitution stipulates POTUSA needs to be ” natural born Citizen” which requires Two American citizen parents (jus parentis) and born on the soil (jus solis).

    Liked by 12 people

  16. Magabear says:

    Any judge who didn’t rule this way should be removed from the bench. This was an easy decision.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Mike in a Truck says:

    PDJT should release his Tax Returns- when BHO releases a valid birth certificate and 5 sworn witnesses that confirms he attended Columbia whe he said he did.

    Liked by 10 people

  18. All Too Much says:

    Judge England is a judicial stud.
    That’s based on more than a decade appearing in his court.
    Representing others, not as a party, thank God.

    Liked by 7 people

    • Daniel M. Camac says:

      All Too Much, Your post elevates that little four letter word I love to even greater levels.
      HOPE! Some may think it’s a silly word that does nothing to solve problems and that’s ok.

      I think our forefathers had HOPE and they also had guns.

      Thank God we still have both…and evidently at least one Constitutional judge left in CA.

      Liked by 1 person

  19. TwoLaine says:

    The Presidential Harassment Level is currently at 1 Trillion with a T. Can you imagine what it would be if he released his tax returns?

    I suggest he tell the general public, sorry, no can do. Ain’t gonna’ happen, not now, not ever.

    If there was an issue, I trust the IRS would have told us long ago.


    Liked by 6 people

    • I’m sure they would too, another rogue and weaponized agency that HAS TO GO.

      It’s not Constitutional as it is set up, not at all. Congress would have to explain annually where the money was going for just one reason. That’s in a sane “government” situation though, and we know it ain’t sane out there.

      Liked by 1 person

    • littleanniefannie says:

      “The Presidential Harassment Level is currently at 1 Trillion with a T. Can you imagine what it would be if he released his tax returns?”

      How about President Trump releases his when every member of Congress releases EVERY year of tax returns from the year PRIOR to initial election and then for every year for which his/her income increased by more than the cost of living increase given to Americans on Social Security? Also, must include spouse. When EVERY member of Congress does this, then and only then can President Trump be expected to release his!

      Liked by 2 people

      • Jan Pauliny-Toth says:

        …and CHILDREN…as in offspring.


      • TwoLaine says:


        When we have a REAL BUDGET.


        When the wall is built & fixed the immigartion loopholes.


        When they advise us exactly what is in the Congressional slush fund, where it came from, who was paid off, and why. Dates and details. NOW.

        There should be an IG Report for that.


        I could go on, and on, but I could care less about his tax returns. ZERO. ZIP. NADA.

        Liked by 1 person

  20. GTOGUY says:

    There really needs to be some sort of fine or something when a State takes action that is obviously Unconstitutional, and violates the rights of millions of American voters. Talk about voter suppression and disenchantment.

    Liked by 4 people

  21. jdintx says:

    Is PDJT having to shoulder the cost of all these nonsensical lawsuits?


  22. Somebody's Gramma says:

    Native Californian here, but moved out this year. I didn’t think there was any hope for California. A once beautiful, incredible, dynamic, heavenly place to live. I’m glad to see PDJT finally hitting the Cali politicians from a federal perspective. None of us know how Gavin got elected. He was uniformly disliked, kinda like Kamala is despised. We all voted, but to no avail. You’d all be surprised how Red Californians really are. The will of the people has been over ruled by illegal immigrants and illegal voting, and we know it. Not a damn thing we can do about it. I weep for my former state, but I’m staying as far away as possible. And gee, there seem to be an awful lot of Californians that happen to be moving to this faraway place too!! In fact, my surrounding neighbors are all California transplants. Please President, kick the California politicians in the teeth. WE ARE WITH YOU.

    Liked by 4 people

  23. Garacka says:

    State laws that would be constitutional would be ones that directly support validation of any of the eligibility requirements and could include: (a) an original birth certificate to validate the candidate is at least 35 years old, the U.S. birth location, and the identity of the parents; (b) proof of both birth parents U.S. citizenship at the time of the candidates birth; (c) proof of 14 years of residency; and (d) to cover the last, impossible elibility scenario of someone who might be over 245 years old, that they were a citizen when the country was founded.

    Liked by 1 person

  24. rvsueandcrew says:

    I get the feeling (based on nothing more than our President’s sense of humor) that VSGPOTUS is enjoying the release-the-tax-returns histrionics, being that he’s confident in the rightness of his position on the matter. Witnessing the recurring waves of frustration of the Trump-haters is fun in a 2016 election night sort of way.

    Liked by 2 people

  25. Rynn69 says:

    Waste of time and money. For what? Politics.

    Liked by 1 person

  26. shirley49 says:

    I just want to know when we are going to see the info released about the phony Russian garbage, Fisa illegalities and these Dem criminals frog marched into a jail cell, including Obama and Hitlery. Tired of these Dems getting away with all off this garbage while they keep pounding on Trump, his kids and us.


  27. Pokey says:

    This issue had no business ever making it to the legal system. Our Constitution (and the income tax code) are very clear on citizen rights to privacy concerning personal income. It is a shame and a sham that the Dems can routinely get this kind of political crap into the courtrooms in the first place. We should not have to put up with this waste of our time coming from our Justice system.


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