Unformatted text preview: McLaughlin v. Florida 379 U.S 184 (1964) Court History: An interracial couple, identified in this case only as “McLaughlin” were prohibited from being married under Florida law, but decided to cohabit anyway, and they were subsequently convicted of Florida Statute 798.05 which prohibits two unmarried, interracial individuals from residing together. The trial judge convicted, the Florida Supreme Court affirmed and the U.S Supreme Court reversed. Facts: The individuals in this case were convicted of violating statute 798.05 which reads “ Any negro man and white woman, or any white man and negro woman, who are not married to each other, who shall habitually live in and occupy in the nighttime the same room shall each be punished by imprisonment not exceeding twelve months, or by fine not exceeding five hundred dollars.” The individuals were subject to no more than twelve months in jail and no more than a five hundred dollar fine....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course CRJUS 5830 taught by Professor All during the Spring '08 term at Youngstown State University.
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