I certainly hope every lawyer by now has seen the fantastic HBO documentary The Loving Story, which brilliantly explores the cultural and legal landscape behind the landmark 1967 Supreme Court case overturning state bans on interracial marriage (though it took Alabama 33 more years to repeal theirs!).
I was struck by the words of the unanimous Court that appear on screen at the end of the documentary:
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