Voting Rights

New York Based, Nationally Known, Voting Rights Law Firm

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is a landmark piece of national legislation in the United States that outlawed discriminatory voting practices that had been responsible for the widespread disenfranchisement of African Americans and other persons in the U.S. The Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington has practiced in the area of Voting Rights for over 25 years and has been successful in numerous Voting Rights challenges ranging from having Federal Observers appointed to oversee elections, to challenging the unlawful purging of voters, to forcing municipalities to change their entire structure of government.

Echoing the language of the 15th Amendment, the Act prohibits states from imposing any "voting qualification or prerequisite to voting, or standard, practice, or procedure ... to deny or abridge the right of any citizen of the United States to vote on account of race or color." Specifically, Congress intended the Act to outlaw the practice of requiring otherwise qualified voters to pass literacy tests in order to register to vote, a principal means by which Southern states had prevented African Americans from exercising the franchise. The Act was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, who had earlier signed the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law.

Realizing that people died so that equal voting rights would be ensured for citizen, this is not something which is taken lightly. This is an area of the law that very few lawyers have the knowledge to work in and it has become a speciality for the Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington.