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Lochner v. New York
Citation:Lochner v. New York, 198 U.S. 45, 25 S. Ct. 539, 49 L.Ed. 937 (1905)
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Lochner v. New York
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The state of New York enacted a statute that prevented bakers from working more than 60 hours a week or 10 hours a day. Lochner was convicted of permitting an employee to work more than 60 hours in one week and he appealed his second conviction, but was denied in state court. Before the Supreme Court, he argued that the Fourteenth Amendment should have been interpreted to contain the freedom to contract among the rights encompassed by substantive due process.
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