Originally Posted by Patchman
The commerce clause is how the Feds got their foot in the door regarding civil rights, which up to that time had been considered a state matter.
I think the 14th Amendment had a lot to do with that, too. It is, as we know, the vehicle by which the Bill of Rights has been applied to the states.
While I like the result, I have to admit that I find it to be bad law.