Loving And Mildred Jeter Case Summary

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In Loving, Richard Loving and Mildred Jeter fall in love, After discovering that they are pregnant, they decide to marry and go to Washington DC to marry to avoid Virginia’s anti-miscegenation laws. While planning their future, an anonymous tip sends the police to their house in the middle of the night and they are arrested for violating the anti-miscegenation law, stating that their license has no validity and the pair spent the night in jail. Their lawyer, through his connection with the judge, arranges them a plea deal, and the Lovings plead guilty to breaking the anti-miscegenation laws. To avoid jail time, they accept the judge’s condition and leave the state for at least 25 year. Wanting to have their first child delivered by Richard’s
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The ALCU had the biggest impact on the Loving’s case. In Loving, Mildred tells a person on the phone that she would like help with her case but they can’t afford a lawyer. The ALCU help turn a one shotter v a repeat player case into essentially a repeat player vs a repeat player case. In a one shotter v repeat player case, the chances of success are slim to none because either their claim is too large and they don 't have enough resource or the claim is to small to be manage routinely and rationally. Repeat players can anticipate legal problems and have smaller stakes in the matter. “They [have] develop[ed] expertise and have access to specialist who are skilled in dealing with particular types of cases or issue.” (Grossman, 13). Repeat players also develop informal relationships with judges, hearing examiner and court clerks, which established a type of power elite advantage. “The credibility and legitimacy that flows from repeated contact may help to sustain a repeat player’s claims” (Grossman, 13 ). However the involvement of the ALCU helped turn the small case to two small country people just wanting to return to Virginia into a huge case that changed the constitution and helped many others in the same
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