No. 74-1856.

514 F.2d 1152 (1975)

Janie Maynor LOCKLEAR et al., Appellants, North Carolina League of Women Voters, Amicus Curiae, v. NORTH CAROLINA STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS et al., Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Decided April 23, 1975.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Barry Nakell, Alexandria, Va. (Adam Stein and Chambers, Stein, Ferguson & Lanning, Charlotte, N. C., on brief), for appellants.

Sara E. Green, Nashville, Tenn. and Trudy B. Levy, Washington, D.C., on brief, for amicus curiae North Carolina League of Women Voters.

W. Earl Britt, Fairmont, N. C., and James Wallace, Jr., Associate Atty., N. C. Dept. of Justice (Robert Morgan, Atty. Gen. of N. C. on brief), for appellees.

Before WINTER, CRAVEN and BUTZNER, Circuit Judges.

WINTER, Circuit Judge:

Plaintiffs, eligible voters of Robeson County who reside within the geographical jurisdiction of the Robeson County Board of Education, present a constitutional challenge to the way in which members are elected to the six school boards in Robeson County, North Carolina. They assert that the North Carolina statute, c. 770 [1969] N.C. Session Laws, as amended, c. 207 [1973] N.C. Session Laws,...

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