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California Defends Tax Return Disclosure Law in Trump Lawsuit

Sept. 6, 2019, 1:07 PM

California’s law requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns doesn’t violate the U.S. Constitution, the state said in an Eastern District of California filing.

The California Attorney General’s office filed an opposition in five consolidated cases in the district court, which are challenging the state law requiring presidential and gubernatorial candidates to release their tax returns to appear on the primary ballot.

Trump bucked tradition when he refused to disclose his tax returns in the 2016 campaign. There is a separate fight ongoing on the federal level for the documents.

The Presidential Tax Transparency and Accountability Act was signed...

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