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Jan 06, 2022

Lawyer in Landmark Interracial Marriage Case Urges Supreme Court to Eliminate Frightening Echo’ of Bigotry in Texas Death Penalty Case

On January 6, 1959, Richard and Mildred Loving were con­vict­ed on felony charges of mis­ce­gena­tion” under Virginias Racial Integrity Act, which crim­i­nal­ized inter­ra­cial mar­riage. The tri­al court sen­tenced them to one year in prison but sus­pend­ed the sen­tence con­di­tioned upon their leav­ing Virginia and not return­ing togeth­er for 25 years. The court wrote: