No. 01-2139.

265 F.3d 69 (2001)

Christine BONAS et al., Plaintiffs, Appellees, v. TOWN OF NORTH SMITHFIELD et al., Defendants, Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit.

Decided September 19, 2001.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Marc DeSisto, with whom Kathleen M. Powers, and DeSisto Law Offices were on brief, for appellants.

Howard A. Merten, with whom Eric M. Sommers and Vetter & White were on brief, for appellees.

Before SELYA and LIPEZ, Circuit Judges, and DOUMAR, Senior District Judge.

SELYA, Circuit Judge.

In this action for declaratory and injunctive relief, four registered voters residing in North Smithfield, Rhode Island (the Town) seek to compel the holding of an election in November of 2001. The plaintiffs claim that the Town's charter requires such an election and that the refusal of the defendants — the Town and various Town plenipotentiaries — to comply with the charter abridges the plaintiffs' First Amendment rights to vote...

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