The author of this article discusses the ruling of the Heart of Atlanta v. United States case, wherein petitioner challenged the constitutionality of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 just two hours after its passage.
"Though the Supreme Court upheld the new law unanimously, two justices expressed concern about the Court's reliance on the Commerce Clause. The approach, one confided, might imply to some that 'hamburgers are more important than human rights.'"
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