Loving V. Virginia

Loving V. Virginia

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  • 1967
  • Richard & Mildred Loving
  • We want to be eloped but Virginia state law prohibits us from doing so
  • With the help of their lawyer,Philip Hirschkop, the Lovings took their issue to court
  • “These are not health and welfare laws, these are slavery laws, pure and simple
  • the Virginia statute is illegal under the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees all citizens due process and equal protection under the law
  • defends the constitutionality of the state’s anti-miscegenation law; its the same as regulations against incest and polygamy
  • Virginia’s Assistant Attorney General Robert D. McIlwaine III
  • Chief Justice Earl Warren
  • dismantlmentof “Jim Crow” race laws
  • “anti-miscegenation”statutes are unconstitutional under the 14th Amendment
  • Time to party!!!!
  • “Under our Constitution,the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual, and cannot be infringed by the state"
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