Unformatted text preview: commerce, comply with Congress’ power to regulate commerce under the Constitution? The Court ruled in favor of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in a unanimous 9-0 decision. Congress had the power to regulate commerce in this situation because of a few determining factors. The discrimination in the restaurant and in restaurants all across the south hurt Interstate Commerce. Because restaurants refused to serve negroes, they were rejecting a number of paying customers. This imposed “an artificial restriction on the market” and interfered with the flow of merchandise, according to the Attorney General. The discrimination in restaurants across the south deterred blacks from traveling and thus hurt Interstate Commerce....
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- Fall '08
- Civil Rights, U.S. state, Interstate Commerce