Unformatted text preview: made its way to the United States Supreme Court. ISSUE: Does the United State government have the power to enforce an act of Congress on a local commercial establishment that is providing goods or services to people when it is located near interstate highways? DECISION: Yes REASONING: The court decided that the constitutionality of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 could be upheld. They stated that Congress had the power to regulate commerce permitting the enactment of legislation that could prevent local discriminatory practices. Yes, the operation of the motel in this situation is of a purely local charter, but, if interstate commerce feels the effects of the discrimination, it does not matter how local the operation is....
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- Spring '09
- U.S. state, United States Supreme Court