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On June 12, 1967, the high court agreed unanimously in favor of the Lovings, striking down Virginia's law and thus allowing the couple to return home while also ending the ban on interracial marriages in other states. The court held that Virginia’s anti-miscegenation statute violated both the Equal Protection Clause and the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Chief Justice Earl Warren wrote the opinion for the court, stating marriage is a basic civil right and to deny this right on a basis of race is “directly subversive of the principle of equality at the heart of the Fourteenth Amendment” and deprives all citizens “liberty without due process of law.”

Casting can be controversial for biographical films. Casting is often a balance between similarity in looks and ability to portray the characteristics of the person. Anthony Hopkins felt that he should not have played Richard Nixon in Nixon because of a lack of resemblance between the two. [ citation needed ] The casting of John Wayne as Genghis Khan in The Conqueror was objected to because of the American Wayne being cast as the Mongol warlord. Egyptian critics criticized the casting of Louis Gossett, Jr. , an African American actor, as Egyptian president Anwar Sadat in the 1982 TV miniseries Sadat . [13] Also, some objected to the casting of Jennifer Lopez in Selena because she is a New York City native of Puerto Rican descent while Selena was Mexican-American . [14]

Information on buildings and their owners may be gleaned from the Mutual Assurance Society declarations and revaluations of assurance , 1796–1867. These records (from the second oldest fire insurance company operating in the United States) may help document property ownership and supplement the information found in land records and on tax lists. Declarations are indexed and are available on microfilm. Each application contains the name of the proprietor or occupant of the property, the signature of the applicant, the location of the property, a description and evaluation of the property, and often a drawing of the property.

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