Judge To Rule Against California Election Law Requiring Trump’s Tax Returns

President Donald Trump speaks about his administration's national security strategy at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on December 18, 2017. President Donald Trump rolled out his first "Nati... President Donald Trump speaks about his administration's national security strategy at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on December 18, 2017. President Donald Trump rolled out his first "National Security Strategy", a combative document designed to put meat on the bones of his "America First" sloganeering. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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September 19, 2019 6:48 p.m.

A federal judge said on Thursday that he will order a temporary injunction against California’s law requiring presidential candidates to provide their tax returns in order to appear on the state’s ballot.

According to the Los Angeles Times, U.S. District Court Judge Morrison England Jr. said the law would cause candidates, including President Donald Trump, “irreparable harm without temporary relief.”

The decision was a victory for Trump, his campaign and the California Republican party, all of whom had sued against the law.

“We are encouraged that the federal court tentatively concluded that a preliminary injunction should be granted,” said Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow, per Politico. “We look forward to the court’s written order.”

California passed the Presidential Tax Transparency and Accountability Act near the end of July in an effort to force Trump to disclose his long-concealed tax returns.

Trump’s legal team quickly slammed the law as unconstitutional and moved to block it.

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