No. 82-5991.

752 F.2d 1413 (1985)

William Anthony RICHARDS, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. SECRETARY OF STATE, DEPARTMENT OF STATE, United States of America, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Submitted November 21, 1983.

Decided February 4, 1985.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

David Leung, Santa Ana, Cal., for plaintiff-appellant.

Ronald K. Silver, Asst. U.S. Atty., Los Angeles, Cal., for defendants-appellees.

Before HUG and REINHARDT, Circuit Judges, and PANNER, District Judge.

REINHARDT, Circuit Judge:

William Anthony Richards was issued a Certificate of Loss of Nationality by the Department of State ("the Department") on June 22, 1978. The Department found that he had expatriated himself on February 23, 1971, when he became a citizen of Canada and, in doing so, took an oath of allegiance to the Queen of England and expressly renounced allegiance to any other sovereign. Richards brought this suit seeking a declaration that the procedures...

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