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Posted on 11/25/2019 3:35:55 PM PST by caww
In a setback for California Democrats, the states highest court struck down a new state law that would require all presidential candidates to release the past five years of their tax returns to appear on the primary ballot.
The California Supreme Court justices ultimately agreed with Republicans who had challenged the law, stating it was in conflict with the Constitutions specification of an inclusive open presidential primary ballot, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye wrote in the 70 decision on Nov. 21.
The issues are pretty clear. In order to run for president, you have to [qualify] for only a couple of things. That includes being 35 years old, having been a resident of the United States for 14 years and a natural born citizen. Thats it. Congress cannot add anything beyond that without changing the constitution, Los Angeles-based legal expert, Barak Lurie told The Epoch Times.
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Let this be a warning to those in New York who are demanding Trump’s tax returns. I hope they spend a pile of money on their folly that will end in failure.
Does this mean that Hilliary is running? Or did Tom Steyer, Joe Biden, and Michael Bloomberg “explain” that this is a bad idea?
How about the candidate’s birth certificate? At least there is a Constitutional basis for such a demand.
It was a move that jr high girls would try. They should know better than to make laws that target individuals.
I imagine that is a leftist court and even they had to firmly reject it.
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