The Fortieth Anniversary of Loving v. Virginia: The Legal Legacy of the Case that Ended Legal Prohibitions on Interracial Marriage


Subject:
Constitutional Law & Civil Liberties , Social Issues , Families , Race Relations , Civil Rights , Marriage

Description:
Two-part series from 2007 about the "the U.S. Supreme Court [decision that] held that state laws criminalizing interracial marriage are unconstitutional. In that case, Loving v. Virginia, the Court invalidated the anti-miscegenation law not only in Virginia, but also in the fifteen other states that banned the practice." Includes background about Richard Loving and Mildred (Jeter) Loving (who died in May 2008); June 12, 2007, was the 40th anniversary of the case. From FindLaw.

Creator:
Grossman, Joanna

Publisher:
FindLaw

Language:
English

Source:
http://writ.news.findlaw.com/grossman/20070612.html


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