Cases & Deals

Town of Islip defeats motion for preliminary injunction to change its electoral system

Client(s) Town of Islip, New York

Jones Day represents the Town of Islip, New York and the Islip Town Board in litigation challenging their at-large voting system. In March, 2019, the plaintiffs moved for a preliminary injunction, hoping to enjoin the 2019 Town Board elections on the basis that the at-large system violated Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. After a three-week hearing, the district court rejected the plaintiffs' motion, finding that they were unlikely to succeed on the merits and that they had failed to establish that the equities favored an injunction.

Flores, et al. v. Town of Islip, et al., 18-cv-3549 (E.D.N.Y.)