FindLaw: The Fortieth Anniversary of Loving v. Virginia (Part One in a Two-Part Series) | Loving Day

FindLaw: The Fortieth Anniversary of Loving v. Virginia (Part One in a Two-Part Series)

Mon, 12/01/2008 - 9:16pm -- geoffrey
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Joanna Grossman

June 12, 2007 marked the 40th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, the 1967 opinion in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Virginia's criminal ban on interracial marriage was unconstitutional. The ruling sounded the death knell for anti-miscegenation laws not only in Virginia, but also in the fifteen other states that still had them on the books. In this column, I'll ask: What is the legacy of this opinion, four decades later?