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Igartua De La Rosa v. United States
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
32 F.3d 8 (1994)
Puerto Rican residents (plaintiffs) sued the United States government (defendant), alleging that their inability to vote for president violated their constitutional rights. Some plaintiffs voted in previous presidential elections when they resided elsewhere in the United States. They also challenged the constitutionality of the Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (OCAVA), which provided absentee ballots to United States citizens who resided outside the United States. The district court dismissed the plaintiffs’ requests for declaratory and injunctive relief for failure to state a claim upon which relief could be granted. Puerto Rican residents appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Per curiam)
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