Jay Sekulow response to this Newsom move, which @yashar broke news of a bit ago: “The state of California’s attempt to circumvent the Constitution will be answered in court.” https://t.co/2xIjiqZgLG— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) July 30, 2019
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Godwin's Other Other Law
We need a new law that when a lawyer publicly invokes the Constitution as a magic shield against or for a position, the argument is automatically suspect if not invalidated, for pretty much the same reasons as Godwin's Law. It doesn't stop the argument, or give you a rhetorical win; it just makes you look stupid.
I can't imagine what Constitutional provision is impaired by a statute requiring candidates on a ballot to release their tax returns. All states have laws restricting who can be on their ballots, and those laws basically protect the two majority parties (as well as eliminate the chaos of a ballot of thousands for any one office). If that restriction isn't arbitrary and/or "unconstitutional," I can't fathom how this one could be.
Posted by Rmj at 2:07 PM