In Loving v. Virginia, decided on June 12, 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down bans on interracial marriage as violations of both the Due Process Clause and Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. This week, the decision celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Steven Calabresi is the Clayton J. and Henry R. Barber Professor of Law at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and a visiting scholar at Brown University. He is a member of the Constitution Center's Coalition of Freedom Advisory Board and the co-author of “Originalism and Loving v. Virginia” in the 2012 Brigham Young University Law Review.
Sheryll Cashin is Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center. She is the author of the new book, Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy.
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