Civil Rights Act means it’s time for a change of Heart (Heart of Atlanta Motel Inc. v. United States)

This is the latest in a series of Quimbee.com case brief videos. Have you signed up for your Quimbee membership? The American Bar Association offers three months of Quimbee study aids (a $72 value) for law student members. And if you go Premium, you’ll receive Quimbee Legal Ethics Outline (a $29 value) as part of our Premium Legal Ethics Bundle. Ready to go all in? Go Platinum and get 3 years of unlimited access to Quimbee and 3 years of ABA Premium membership (nearly a $1,000 value) for just $499. By passing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Congress prohibited racial discrimination in places of public accommodation. Congress defined public accommodations to include motels and restaurants that had substantial effects on interstate commerce. The Heart of Atlanta Motel was situated next to a Georgia interstate and served mostly out-of-state guests. The motel sued the government, seeking a declaratory judgment that Congress did not have…

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