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California Presidential Tax Return Suits Could Be Consolidated

Aug. 12, 2019, 8:55 PM

Four federal lawsuits challenging California’s law requiring presidential candidates to release five years of their tax returns could be consolidated Sept. 19.

  • Lawsuits filed in federal court in Sacramento seek to block the law, which requires presidential and gubernatorial candidates to disclose tax documents in order to appear on state primary ballots.
  • Law was passed as response to President Donald Trump’s decision to not release returns during 2016 campaign.
  • The consolidation hearing before U.S. District Court Judge Morrison C. England Jr. is scheduled two weeks after he hears a motion from the Trump campaign to block the state from enforcing...
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