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Constitutional Law Keyed to Maggs
Hammer v. Dagenhart
Citation:247 U.S. 251 (1918)
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A bill was filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina by a father in his own behalf and as next friend of his two minor sons, one under the age of fourteen years and the other between the ages of fourteen and sixteen years, employees in a cotton mill at Charlotte, North Carolina, to enjoin the enforcement of the act of Congress intended to prevent interstate commerce in the products of child labor. The law prohibited the transportation in interstate commerce of goods produced in factories that employed (1) children under fourteen years old or (2) children between fourteen and sixteen years old at night, for more than eight hours per day, or for more than six days per week.
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