Hayden v. Pataki, No. 04-3886
In a Due Process and Equal Protection Clause challenge to New York's felon disenfranchisement laws, judgment on the pleadings for defendants is affirmed where: 1) plaintiffs' amended complaint failed to allege any facts as to discriminatory intent behind the legislature's adoption of the state constitutional provision at issue; and 2) there was a rational basis for the statutes' distinction between felons sentenced to incarceration or serving parole and those sentenced to probation.
Read Hayden v. Pataki, No. 04-3886
Argued: October 26, 2007
Decided: January 28, 2010
Opinion by Judge Straub
Juan Cartagena, Risa Kaufman, Craig Acorn and Paul Keefe, Community Service Society of New York, New York, NY
Benjamin N. Gutman and Michelle Aronowitz, Deputy Solicitor Generals, New York, NY
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