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Constitutional Law Keyed to Maggs
Lochner v. New York
Citation:198 U.S. 45 (1905)
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The New York Legislature enacted a law providing: “No employee shall be required or permitted to work in a biscuit, bread, or cake bakery more than sixty hours in any one week, or more than ten hours in any one day, unless for the purpose of making a shorter work day on the last day of the week; nor more hours in any one week than will make an average of ten hours per day for the number of days during such week in which such employee shall work.” Lochner was convicted of permitting an employee to work more than sixty hours during one week of work. He defended on the ground that the statute violated the Due Process of the Fourteenth Amendment.
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