The prosecutions in McKinnie v. State, arose from "sit-in" demonstrations by which a group of Negroes attempted to obtain service at a privately operated cafeteria in Nashville. The passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 has since been held by the United States Supreme Court to abate these particular prosecutions and the prospective application of its public accommodations provisions makes it unlikely that their facts will recur.
James C. Kirby, Jr.,
Constitutional Law -- 1964 Tennessee Survey,
18 Vanderbilt Law Review
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