Lucas v. Townsend, 486 U.S. 1301 (1988)
U.S. Supreme CourtLucas v. Townsend, 486 U.S. 1301 (1988)
86 U.S. 1301
APPLICATION FOR INJUNCTION
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.