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Heart Of Atlanta Motel vs. United States
Transcript of Heart Of Atlanta Motel vs. United States
The side of Heart of Atlanta Motel Obstacle 3 Decision Atlanta, GA
Monday Oct 5, 1964 Did Congress, in passing Title II of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, exceed its Commerce Clause powers by depriving motels, such as the Heart Of Atlanta, of the right to choose their own customers? The Heart of Atlanta Motel questioned the constitutionality of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by not allowing African Americans into their hotel. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited places of “public accommodation” from discrimination based on customers' race, sex, color, religion, or national origin. Closing Argument The final decision that was made on December 14, 1964 was 9 votes for the U.S and 0 votes against. The Court said that places of public accommodation such as hotels, had no "right" to segregate against guests.
The Justices that preceded on the case were: Earl Warren, Hugo Black, William Douglas, Tom Clark, John Harlan, William Brennan Jr., Potter Stuart, Byron White, and Arthur Goldberg. Heart of Atlanta Motel
United States By: Emily Fulbrook
Hannah Baker Violating Title II
and Title III The Court said that the
Commerce Clause allowed Congress to regulate incidents of commerce,
and that the Civil Right Act of 1964 was constitutional. Decisions Continued...... The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was strengthened because of discrimination of hotel guests. All hotel guest should be treated equally no matter their skin color. Title II was investigated more because Congress thought that public accommodations were inscribed in Title II when it was in Title III. Works Cited HEART OF ATLANTA MOTEL v. U.S.. The Oyez Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. 06 February 2013. <http://www.oyez.org/cases/1960-1969/1964/1964_515>. "Heart of Atlanta Motel, Inc. v. United States (1964)." Infoplease. Infoplease, 2005. Web. 06 Feb. 2013. <http://www.infoplease.com/us/supreme-court/cases/ar14.html>. Title II included "public entities" that operate public accommodations such as departments, or agencies. Private entities like hotels (Heart of Atlanta) are not covered by Title II, but are covered by Title II. Therefore, Title II was misused by Congress. Title III branches out to public accommodations.