Monday, September 19, 2016

Daily Video: Loving The Movie

The official trailer for the movie, Loving, based on Loving v. Virginia (1967) and due to be released November 4, is available:



The film has already received some positive reviews including from audiences at the Cannes Film Festival.

The case is always a popular read with ConLaw students and the film will certainly only accentuate that interest. 

The trailer includes reference to the United States Supreme Court case, but it is best offered to students as a supplement on the course website rather than as precious minutes of class time.

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can you give "the Holding " in Loving vz Virginia?

Posted by: Tom Schwerin | Sep 20, 2016 11:48:11 AM

I was fortunate to be invited to a preview of the movie this summer. Except for the fact that the children never seem to age, the movie is well done and factually accurate. It's well worth seeing.

Posted by: Kathleen Burch | Sep 20, 2016 3:08:00 PM

For Tom from the Court's opinion: "There is patently no legitimate overriding purpose independent of invidious racial discrimination which justifies this classification. The fact that Virginia prohibits only interracial marriages involving white persons demonstrates that the racial classifications must stand on their own justification, as measures designed to maintain White Supremacy. We have consistently denied the constitutionality of measures which restrict the rights of citizens on account of race. There can be no doubt that restricting the freedom to marry solely because of racial classifications violates the central meaning of the Equal Protection Clause."

Posted by: Ruthann Robson | Sep 20, 2016 5:35:02 PM

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