As part of the "Supreme Court Milestones" series, this book takes a look at a significant Supreme Court case and how it has affected the country. In 1958 Richard and Mildred Loving got married in Washington, D.C. and then drove to their home in Virginia. The only problem as seen by the state of Virginia is that because Richard was white and Mildred was black, this act was against the law. Police came to their home in the middle of the night ten days after they were married, put them in jail, and charged them for committing a felony. Thus was the start of the court case that eventually made its way to the Supreme Court. The details of each point on either side are explained thoroughly. In fact, many paragraphs are quoted from official court documents, statements from both sides. Although legal terms are explained briefly, readers must have a decent knowledge of legal jargon to wade through the many particulars of the case. Notes (bibliographical references), further information, a bibliography, and an index are included. Reviewer: Joella Peterson
Children's LiteratureAGERANGE: Ages 14 to 18.
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