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Heart of Atlant Motel v. U.S. 379 U.S. 241

Heart of Atlant Motel v. U.S. 379 U.S. 241

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Westlaw Delivery Summary Report for PATRON ACCESS,-
Date/Time of Request: Monday, August 23, 2010 13:18 EasternClient Identifier: PATRON ACCESSDatabase: SCTFINDCitation Text: 85 S.Ct. 348Lines: 1893Documents: 1Images: 0
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Supreme Court of the United StatesHEART OF ATLANTA MOTEL, INC., Appellant,v.UNITED STATES et al.
No. 515.
Argued Oct. 5, 1964.Decided Dec. 14, 1964.Action by a motel operator for declaratory judg-ment as to the constitutionality of the public accom-modations provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and for injunctive relief. Defendants counter-claimed for enforcement and asked for three-judgedistrict court. The three-judge court, convened inthe United States District Court for the NorthernDistrict of Georgia,231 F.Supp. 393,sustained the validity of the Act and issued a permanent injunc-tion on the counterclaim, and plaintiff appealed.The Supreme Court, Mr. JusticeClark , held that thepublic accommodations provisions of the CivilRights Act of 1964 are valid under the CommerceClause.Affirmed.See also85 S.Ct. 1.West Headnotes
[1]Commerce 83 74.55
83Commerce83IIApplication to Particular Subjects andMethods of Regulation83II(G)CivilRights 83k74.55k. Public Accommodations.Most Cited Cases(Formerly 83k55)Congress possessed ample power under CommerceClause to enact provisions of Civil Rights Act of 1964 precluding discrimination in public accom-modations.U.S.C.A.Const. art. 1, § 8, cl. 3; Civil Rights Act of 1964, §§ 201-207, 201(a), (b)(1),(c)(1),42 U.S.C.A. §§ 2000ato2000a-6,2000a(a), (b)(1), (c)(1).
[2]Courts 106 90(1)
106Courts106IIEstablishment, Organization, and Proced-ure106II(G)Rulesof Decision 106k88Previous Decisions as Controllingor as Precedents106k90Decisions of Same Court or Co-Ordinate Court106k90(1)k. In General.Most Cited CasesThat certain kinds of businesses might not in 1875have been sufficiently involved in interstate com-merce to warrant bringing them within ambit of commerce power is not necessarily dispositive of same question today. Civil Rights Act of 1964, §§201-207, 201(a), (b) (1), (c) (1),42 U.S.C.A. §§2000ato2000a-6,2000a(a), (b) (1), (c) (1).
[3]Courts 106 90(1)
106Courts106IIEstablishment, Organization, and Proced-ure106II(G)Rulesof Decision 106k88Previous Decisions as Controllingor as Precedents106k90Decisions of Same Court or Co-Ordinate Court106k90(1)k. In General.Most Cited CasesThough principles to be applied in determining per-missible enactment under commerce power weresame as those formulated in 1824, as conditions of transportation and commerce had changed dramat-ically, court was required to apply those principlesto present state of commerce.U.S.C.A.Const. art. 1,§ 8, cl.3; Civil Rights Act of 1964, §§ 201-207,201(a), (b) (1), (c) (1),42 U.S.C.A. §§ 2000ato 85 S.Ct. 348 Page 1379 U.S. 241, 85 S.Ct. 348, 1 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 9712, 13 L.Ed.2d 258
(Cite as: 379 U.S. 241, 85 S.Ct. 348)
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[4]Commerce 83 74.55
83Commerce83IIApplication to Particular Subjects andMethods of Regulation83II(G)CivilRights 83k74.55k. Public Accommodations.Most Cited Cases(Formerly 83k40(1))Voluminous testimony before Senate and HouseCommittees presented overwhelming evidence thatdiscrimination by hotels and motels impedes inter-state travel.U.S.C.A.Const. art. 1, § 8, cl.3; Civil Rights Act of 1964, §§ 201-207, 201(a), (b)(1),(c)(1),42 U.S.C.A. §§ 2000ato2000a-6,2000a(a), (b)(1), (c)(1).
[5]Commerce 83 14.6
83Commerce83IIApplication to Particular Subjects andMethods of Regulation83II(A)In General 83k14.5Subjects of Commerce in General83k14.6k. In General.Most Cited Cases(Formerly 83k14.5, 83k3, 83k16)Determinative test of exercise of power by Con-gress under Commerce Clause is simply whetheractivity sought to be regulated is commerce whichconcerns more than one state and has real and sub-stantial relation to national interest.U.S.C.A.Const.art. 1, § 8, cl. 3.
[6]Commerce 83 14.10(1)
83Commerce83IIApplication to Particular Subjects andMethods of Regulation83II(A)In General 83k14.5Subjects of Commerce in General83k14.10Transportation or Movement of Goods or Persons83k14.10(1)k. In General.Most Cited Cases(Formerly 83k16)Intercourse subject to regulation under CommerceClause includes movement of persons through moreStates than one.U.S.C.A.Const. art. 1, § 8, cl. 3.
[7]Commerce 83 14.10(1)
83Commerce83IIApplication to Particular Subjects andMethods of Regulation83II(A)In General 83k14.5Subjects of Commerce in General83k14.10Transportation or Movement of Goods or Persons83k14.10(1)k. In General.Most Cited Cases(Formerly 83k58, 83k33(1), 83k47)
Commerce 83 62
83Commerce83IIApplication to Particular Subjects andMethods of Regulation83II(B)Conduct of Business in General 83k62k. Transportation of Passengers.Most Cited Cases(Formerly 83k61(1))It makes no difference whether transportation iscommercial in character to validity of its regulationunder Commerce power.U.S.C.A.Const. art. 1, § 8,cl. 3.
[8]Commerce 83 48
83Commerce83IIApplication to Particular Subjects andMethods of Regulation83II(A)In General 83k48k. Nature and Scope of Regulationsin General.Most Cited Cases(Formerly 83k3)That Congress was legislating against moral wrongsin many areas when it acted under CommerceClause rendered its enactments no less valid.U.S.C.A.Const. art. 1, § 8, cl. 3.85 S.Ct. 348 Page 2379 U.S. 241, 85 S.Ct. 348, 1 Empl. Prac. Dec. P 9712, 13 L.Ed.2d 258
(Cite as: 379 U.S. 241, 85 S.Ct. 348)
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