How did the supreme court link the power to regulate commerce with civil rights?
The Commerce Clause of the Constitution (Article I, Section 8, Clause 3) delegates to Congress the power.
The Constitution and the U.S. Supreme Court have not always recognized that all Americans have civil rights.?
What is the landmark US Supreme Court case that ruled Congress could regulate commerce between the states under the Interstate Commerce Clause?
The Court first supported Congress' regulation of business under the Interstate Commerce Clause in Gibbons v. Ogden, (1824), and later upheld this authority in a number of other cases. Another important landmark case involving the Interstate Commerce Clause and civil rights was Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States, (1964). Case Citation: Gibbons v. Ogden, 22 US 1 (1824) For more information, see Related Questions and Related Links, below.
Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in response to ongoing discrimination against African-Americans, despite US Supreme Court rulings declaring these practices unconstitutional. The Eisenhower administration had little interest in protecting African-Americans' civil rights, so many parts of the country (especially the South) ignored the Supreme Court and continued operating under Jim Crow conditions. Both the Kennedy and Johnson administrations made civil rights and constitutional protection a higher priority, resulting in enforceable legislation like…
Congress used the Interstate Commerce Clause of Article I to enact Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, in an effort to end racial discrimination in privately owned public accommodations. Title II regulated hotels, motels, restaurants, service stations, and other businesses that were, or could potentially be, involved in interstate commerce. In Heart of Atlanta Motel v. US, 379 US 241 (1964), Moreton Rolleston, an attorney and owner of The Heart of Atlanta…
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