Lucas v. Townsend,
486 U.S. 1301 (1988)

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Lucas v. Townsend, 486 U.S. 1301 (1988)

86 U.S. 1301


Page 486 U. S. 1302

JUSTICE KENNEDY, Circuit Justice.

This is an application to enjoin a bond referendum election scheduled for May 31, 1988, in Bibb County, Georgia. The applicants are five black citizens registered to vote in Bibb County. On May 27, 1988, a threejudge District Court for the Middle District of Georgia declined to issue an injunction, concluding that the applicants had failed to establish that holding the election now contemplated would violate � 5 of the Voting Rights Act, 79 Stat. 437, as amended, 42 U.S.C. � 1973c. The United States has submitted, and I have reviewed, a memorandum advising me that it supports the applicants' request for immediate injunctive relief. I have also reviewed and considered a submission by the respondents in opposition.


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