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Your question is this: Can you please help me describe the jest of the two case laws as they may  pertain in this situation?  I am not at all used to reading law and this is confusing me.  I only need to  make a 4-paragraph explanation. will try to simply it as much as possible, but I will need to refer to the cases or sections of the cases for reference purposes. Be sure to read the too cases, even though you find them difficult reading. It gets easier every time… honest!!! *Smile* Read the landmark cases of  Heart of Atlanta Hotel v. U.S.  (http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?  And  Katzenbach v. McClung ), which upheld the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as being a constitutional exercise of Congressional power under  the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution.  Both cases deal with racial discrimination and commerce, and how the law impacts both. It is important to understand that in court cases, the court draws on past cases and Acts to make judgments for or against the plaintiff (the person who is making the complaint against another). Let’s look briefly at the two cases and how they fit with your case. In Katzenbach v. McClung: the restaurant owner, whose restaurant in Birmingham, Alabama, caters to local white customers with take-out service for Negroes, serving food a substantial portion of which has moved in interstate commerce, sued to enjoin appellants from enforcing against their restaurant and others Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which they claimed was unconstitutional (i.e., racial discrimination, interstate commerce issues). In other words, the restaurant owner is trying to make the case that serving Negroes in-restaurant creates an economic hardship for him because other customers will refuse to eat there then (interstate commerce issue). Therefore, according to this restaurant owner, the restaurant should NOT have to uphold Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 [see attached Title II sec. 201(a)] On the other hand, in Heart of Atlanta Hotel v. U.S the owner of a large motel in Atlanta, Georgia, restricts its clientele to white persons, three-fourths of whom are transient interstate
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