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Gov. Gavin Newsom during a June press conference in Universal City, California. Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

California Gov. Gavin Newsom can't identify himself as a Democrat on the ballot in the upcoming recall election, a judge ruled on Monday.

Driving the news: Newsom filed a lawsuit against California Secretary of State Shirley Weber last month after he missed a deadline for the Sept. 14 election to state his political affiliation following a paperwork oversight.

  • Weber said after Newsom asked her to amend the paperwork that the decision was a matter for a judge, per AP.

Details: Sacramento County Superior Court Judge James Arguelles said in his decision that circumstances "do not justify excuse from the deadline."

  • The law "unambiguously precludes party information from appearing on a recall ballot where the elected officer fails timely to make the designation," the judge said.

What they're saying: Former Olympic decathlete and reality TV personality Caitlyn Jenner, one of Newsom's Republican challengers, tweeted after the ruling: "I am thrilled that the rule of law prevailed."

  • A spokesperson for Newsom's campaign said Democrats were united behind the governor and he expected to see "this Republican recall" defeated, irrespective of the ruling, per the Los Angeles Times.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with comment from Newsom's spokesperson and Jenner, as well as more context on the lawsuit.

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed a bill Friday to require all students to complete an ethnic studies course in order to graduate from high school.

Why it matters: Ethnic studies programs encourage a more expansive recounting of history to include Native Americans, Latino and Black experiences. The legislation comes as more states are starting to offer such courses.

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Thursday signed a bill outlawing "stealthing," the nonconsensual removal of a condom during intercourse.

Why it matters: The move makes California the first state to ban the act, the New York Times reports.

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Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) has been indicted on charges he falsified records and lied to federal investigators probing an illegal foreign donation scheme, the Justice Department announced on Tuesday.

Driving the news: DOJ says a Fortenberry associate, who later cooperated with investigators, informed him he'd likely received illegal donations from an intermediary for a foreign national, but that Fortenberry denied any knowledge of such a scheme when contacted by the FBI.