Katzenbach v. McClung
Significance, Further Readings
Nicholas Katzenbach, Acting Attorney General, et al.
Ollie McClung, Sr.
That a restaurant cannot refuse service to African Americans under the Commerce Clause.
Chief Lawyer for Appellants
Archibald Cox, U.S. Solicitor General
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Robert McDavid Smith
Justices for the Court
Hugo Lafayette Black, William J. Brennan, Jr., Tom C. Clark (writing for the Court), William O. Douglas, Arthur Goldberg, John Marshall Harlan II, Potter Stewart, Earl Warren, Byron R. White
Date of Decision
14 December 1964
The Supreme Court held that because some of the food served in the appellant's restaurant originated out of state, Congress could, under the Commerce Clause, outlaw racial segregation in this privately-owned business.
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