What is the constitutional basis for the Civil Rights Act?
The question came up and I was at a loss for an answer. I do not wish to debate the merits of the law, which I am completely in favor of. I just want to know what power of the government made it possible. Might it be an interpretation of the 14th Amendment? Is it, like so much else, justified by Federal control of interstate commerce?
This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.