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U.S. Supreme Court: Loving v. Virginia

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The Loving v. Virginia case was a landmark in both Virginia history and the Civil Rights movement. At the time of the case, interracial marriage was illegal in Virginia (and many other states). In this document, Chief Justice Earl Warren wrote the U.S. Supreme Court's decision overturning the interracial marriage ban. What were his reasons? What does this case show about the role of the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary?

Source: Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1 (1967).

How to Cite This Source
Chief Justice Warren, U.S. Supreme Court, "U.S. Supreme Court: Loving v. Virginia," in Virginia Civics, Item #41, http://vagovernmentmatters.org/primary-sources/41 (accessed March 23, 2017).
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