The Daily Populous

Wednesday July 31st, 2019 morning edition

image for Trump’s tax returns required under new California election law

Trump, who is not singled out by the law but is clearly its inspiration, is likely to fight back.

“The bill also violates the 1st Amendment right of association, since California can’t tell political parties which candidates their members can or cannot vote for in a primary election.”.

Ronna McDaniel, chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, called the new law “gimmicky” and “just plain dumb.”

The law also requires candidates for governor to release their tax returns before the statewide primary, beginning in 2024.

Access by the public and news media to a candidate’s personal tax returns has been a touchstone of presidential politics for more than four decades.

California lawmakers have not been alone in their effort to force presidential candidates to hand over their tax forms.

Hasen said the debate that will result from California enacting the law is likely to spread to other statehouses around the country. »

Katy Perry's 'Dark Horse' was copied from a Christian rap song, a California jury says

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(CNN) Katy Perry's 2013 song "Dark Horse" was copied in part from "Joyful Noise," a song by Christian rap artist Flame, a Los Angeles jury decided Monday, according court filings obtained by CNN.

The unanimous decision from a nine-person jury came after a week-long trial, during which Perry testified about the track's creation.

The penalty phase of the trial will begin Tuesday to determine damages owed by Perry and her co-writers. »

New bill would ban autoplay videos and endless scrolling

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Snapstreaks, YouTube autoplay, and endless scrolling are all coming under fire from a new bill, which is sponsored by Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), targeting the tech industry’s “addictive” design.

If approved, the Federal Trade Commission and Health and Human Services could create similar rules that would expire after three years unless Congress codified them into law.

If this bill were to become law, social media companies would be required to implement similar tools that track use across all of the devices a user owns. »

Letters of Note: Part of this world, part of another

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I assume that the designer took his impressions from the book and didn't know, naturally, who would be playing Willy.

I love the main thing — the velvet jacket — and I mean to show by my sketch the exact same color.

Asked why, Wilder said, "Because from that time on, no one will know if I'm lying or telling the truth. »