Bloomberg Tax
Sept. 19, 2019, 9:26 PM

California Law Targeting Trump’s Tax Returns Blocked by Judge

Laura Mahoney
Laura Mahoney
Staff Correspondent

President Donald Trump can keep his tax returns to himself and still appear on the California primary ballot under a tentative ruling from a federal trial court judge.

Trump, his campaign, the Republican National Committee, and other plaintiffs are likely to prevail in their arguments that California’s law requiring candidates to disclose five years of tax returns to appear on the primary ballot is unconstitutional, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of California Morrison C. England Jr. said from the bench Sept. 19.

England will issue a written ruling by Oct. 1 but he said Trump and the ...

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