December 2019 – Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) signed SB 27 into law in July requiring President Donald Trump to surrender five years’ worth of personal income tax returns in order to be on the state’s primary election ballot.
After a two-week temporary injunction halted implementation of the law, U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England Jr., issued his final ruling on October 1. He strongly challenged the law’s constitutionality, writing that “allowing individual states to potentially adopt disparate and inconsistent qualifications for presidential primary candidates tramples the framers’ vision of having uniform standards for the qualifications of those individuals running for president.”
Within hours of England’s decision, Secretary of State Alex Padilla (D-CA) said he planned to appeal the decision.
latimes.com, 9/19/19, 10/2/19