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Commentary: Trump can't be compelled to release his tax returns

President Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee filed suit this week challenging California's new law requiring candidates in presidential primaries to release five years of tax returns. The challenges will almost certainly prevail.

California's law, if allowed to stand, would open a Pandora's box of state electoral meddling for partisan gain.

Defenders claim the measure falls within the state's power to select presidential electors, much like its power, granted by the Constitution, to regulate the "Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections" for members

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