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Trump Opposes Consolidation of California Tax Return Lawsuits

Aug. 13, 2019, 10:22 PM

President Donald Trump deserves to keep his lawsuit challenging California’s law that presidential candidates release their tax returns separate from three others because he is the law’s target, his lawyers said Aug. 13.

Trump and his campaign oppose a request to consolidate other lawsuits with his lawsuit in federal court in Sacramento. The plaintiffs in the other cases—voters, a state Assembly member, and the state and national Republican parties—don’t have the same legal claims or similar interests that would warrant consolidation, his lawyers said in a court filing.

“Although Donald J. Trump brings that action in his capacity as a...

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