Loving v. Virginia Oral Arguments (1967)

Listen to the oral arguments from the Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court case, which was heard on April 10, 1967. Lawyers Bernard S. Cohen and Philip J. Hirschkop argue for the plaintiffs, Richard Loving and Mildred Loving, an interracial married couple who had been kicked out of the state of Virginia for violating a state law that banned blacks and whites from living together as married couples. Cohen argues that such laws are essentially slavery laws that violate the Fourteenth Amendment.

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