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Constitutional Law Keyed to Chemerinsky
Hammer v. Dagenhart
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Hammer v. Dagenhart
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Congress passed a law which would prohibit the interstate transportation of manufactured goods produced by a factory, which within thirty days prior had allowed children under age 14 to work or children between the ages of 14 and 16 to work for more than a specified workload. The father of two employed, minor sons – one under 14, and one between 14 and 16 – brought suit as next friend to his sons, seeking to enjoin enforcement of the law as exceeding Congress’ authority under the Commerce Clause.
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