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Paying Taxes Not Entitlement to Vote

In an unpublished opinion, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed
the dismissal of a 42 U.S.C. §1983 action filed by a California State
prisoner as frivolous. The suit sought the Registrar of Voters to permit
registration to vote or return of all taxes paid during his imprisonment
until his right to vote is restored. The Court held that Richardson v.
Ramirez, 418 U.S. 24, 53-54 (1974) found the disenfranchisement of
prisoners is constitutional. See: Gage v. Hawkins, Case No. 89-15806 (9th
Cir. 1990).

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Gage v. Hawkins