Goosby v. Town of Board of the Town of Hempstead

180 F.3d 476 (2d Cir. 1999), cert. denied, 528 U.S. 1138, 120 S.Ct. 982 (2000).  We successfully defended on appeal a United States District Court judgment which ended the at-large system for electing council members of the Town of Hempstead (the largest town in the United States), upon the ground that the at-large system unlawfully diluted the rights of African-American residents under the Voting Rights Act.  As a result of the litigation, the Federal Court established six separate councilmanic districts in the Town, one of which has an African-American majority.