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Civil Rights Acts of 1964
101.2. No person acting under color of law shall-
in determining whether any individual is qualified under State law or laws to
vote in any Federal election, apply any standard, practice, or procedure
different form the standards, practices, or procedures applied under such law or
laws to other individuals within the same county, parish, or similar political
subdivision who have been found by State officials to be qualified to vote; . .
employ any literacy test as a qualification for voting in any Federal election
unless (i) such test is administered to each individual wholly in writing; and
(ii) a certified copy of the test and of the answers given by the individual is
furnished to him within twenty-five days of the submission of his request made
within the period of time during which records and papers are required to be
retained and preserved pursuant to Title III of the Civil Rights Act of 1960. .
Relief Against Discrimination in Places of Public Accommodation
201. (a) All persons shall be entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of the
goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations of any
place of public accommodation, as defined in this section, without
discrimination or segregation on the ground of race, color, religion, or
Each of the following establishments which serves the public is a place of
public accommodation within the meaning of this title if its operations affect
commerce, or if discrimination or segregation by it is supported by State
any inn, motel, or other establishment which provides lodging to transient
guests, other than an establishment located within a building which contains not
more than five rooms for rent or hire and which is actually occupied by the
proprietor of such establishment as his residence;
any restaurant, cafeteria, lunch room, lunch counter, soda fountain, or other
activity principally engaged in selling food for consumption on the premises. .
any motion picture house, theater, concert hall, sports arena, stadium, or other
place of exhibition or entertainment. . . .
Discrimination or segregation by an establishment is supported by State action
within the meaning of this title if such discrimination or segregation (1) is
carried on under color of any law, statute, ordinance, or regulation; or (2) is
carried on under color of any custom or usage required or enforced by officials
of the State or political subdivision thereof. . . .
202. All persons shall be entitled to be free, at any establishment or place,
from discrimination or segregation of any kind on the ground of race, color,
religion, or national origin, if such discrimination or segregation is or
purports to be required by any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, rule, or
order of a State or any agency or political subdivision thereof. . . .
206. (a) Whenever the Attorney General has reasonable cause to believe that any
person or group of persons is engaged in a pattern of practice of resistance to
the full enjoyment of any of the rights secured by this title, the Attorney
General may bring a civil action in the appropriate district court of the United
States by filing with it a complaint . . . requesting such preventive relief,
including an application for a permanent or temporary injunction, restraining
order or other order against the person or persons responsible for such pattern
or practice, as he deems necessary to insure the full enjoyment of the rights
in Federally Assisted Programs
601. No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or
national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of,
or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving
Federal financial assistance.