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Hoffman and McLaughlin vs State of Florida

Hoffman and McLaughlin vs State of Florida

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In 1961, Dewey McLaughlin, a black man, and Connie Hoffman, a white woman, were each sentenced a $150 fine and thirty days in county jail for cohabitation under Florida’s anti-miscegenation statute. The couple, aided by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), appealed to the Supreme Court following Florida Supreme Court's decision to uphold its anti-miscegenation cohabitation clause. The McLaughlin side argued the Fourteenth Amendment in Pace v. Alabama conflicted with following court decisions such as Brown v. Board of Education. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Dewey and Hoffman unanimously, repealing Florida’s cohabitation statute.
In 1961, Dewey McLaughlin, a black man, and Connie Hoffman, a white woman, were each sentenced a $150 fine and thirty days in county jail for cohabitation under Florida’s anti-miscegenation statute. The couple, aided by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), appealed to the Supreme Court following Florida Supreme Court's decision to uphold its anti-miscegenation cohabitation clause. The McLaughlin side argued the Fourteenth Amendment in Pace v. Alabama conflicted with following court decisions such as Brown v. Board of Education. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Dewey and Hoffman unanimously, repealing Florida’s cohabitation statute.

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IN
THESUPREME
COURT
OF
FLORIDA
CONNIE
HOFFMAN,
aka
CONNIE
GONZALEZ
and
DEWEY
McLAUGHLIN,
Appellants,
-vs-
STATE
OF
FLORIDA,
Appellee.
APPEAL
FROM
THE
CRIMINAL
COURT
OF
RECORD
IN
AND
FOR
DADE
COUNTY
I
FLORIDA
BRIEF
OF
APPELIiBE
RICHARD
W.
ERVIN
Attorney
General
JAMES
G.
MAHORNER
Assistant
Attorney
General
Counsel
for
Appellee
 
TOPICAL
INDEX
TO
BRIEF
-
AGE
STATEMENT OF THE CASE
1
STATEMENT
OF
THE
FACTS
2
POINT
INVOLVED
4
POINT
I
4
POINT
"II
(:)
CONCLUSION
10
PROOF
OF
SERVICE
11

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