Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Loving v. Virginia
I distinctly remember reading Loving v. Virginia when I was in law school. I thought to myself that it must have been an ancient case as I couldn't believe that kind of law could be in effect anywhere in the recent past. Then, I remember being shocked when I looked back at the heading of the case and realized that the decision came out in 1967. That moment has always stayed with me.
Unfortunately, Mildred Loving passed away this month. Today, the New York Times has an interesting article on background of the community involved in the case.