Jurisdictional Statement for Loving v. Virginia


National Constitution Center

National Constitution Center
Philadelphia, PA, United States

Compiled for the appeal of Loving, this statement identified the key questions in the case involving an interracial couple who married in Washington, D.C. Upon returning to Virginia, they were arrested and jailed. The Supreme Court found interracial marriage bans to be unconstitutional — a unanimous decision handed down 50 years ago in 2017.



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