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Looking back on Loving v. Virginia 52 years later

Important things happen in different ways in this country. But sometimes it is just individuals who will not take no for an answer who propel us forward. Mildred and Richard Loving loved each other, and wanted to be married and to live in Virginia. Happy Loving Day!

June 12, 2019 Racial Justice

The decisions Commonwealth's attorneys make matter. Here's why.

Who is your Commonwealth’s attorney (CA)? Do you know how your CA has used their authority in your community? Commonwealth’s attorneys are the most powerful law enforcement officials in their jurisdiction’s criminal justice system.

May 30, 2019

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