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Podcast: Loving v. Virginia at 50

June 15, 2017 by NCC Staff


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.

Show Notes

Today’s show was edited by Jason Gregory and produced by Nicandro Iannacci. Research was provided by Lana Ulrich and Tom Donnelly. The host of We the People is Jeffrey Rosen.

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