Tuesday, June 12, 2007

On June 12, ...

... 1967 (40 years ago today), in Loving v. Virginia, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the criminal conviction of Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving (left), and in so doing held that a statute forbidding interracial marriage violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. An examination of "The Legacy of Loving," by Hofstra law professors Joanna Grossman and John DeWitt Gregory, is forthcoming in Howard Law Journal.
... 1991, Canada, the United States, and Mexico began negotiations that would lead to adoption of a trilateral North American Free Trade Agreement. Representing the United States was Trade Representative Carla A. Hills.
... 1941, U.S. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Cal.) was born in Los Angeles.

1 comment:

Sara said...

I think the Loving case was bad law. There must be instances when it is good for society if government gets involved with marriage.