Mildred Loving, RIP

Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court case that struck down Virginia’s anti-miscegenation law, was my favorite case in law school, not just for its cool name, but for its implications for a constitutional jurisprudence of personal autonomy. Mildred Loving died on Friday at age 68. Her obituary in the Washington Post is worth reading.

2 Responses to Mildred Loving, RIP

  1. laurabethnielsen says:

    God bless her. And I mean it with no irony or sarcasm. Thank you, Mildred.

  2. vickywoeste says:

    Hard to believe no one wrote about that case until the ’90s. I too always loved their story–roused from their marital bed in the middle of the night (not unlike the plaintiffs in Lawrence v. Texas). What is it with the state and people’s sex lives? Wait, don’t answer that.

    She had dignity and grace befitting a civil rights icon, which she surely was.

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