Constitution brief 5

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Tyler Farrar U.S. Constitution Brief #5: Lochner v. U.S. 4/15/09 Case:  Lockner v. U.S.,  198 U.S. 45 (1905) Facts:  In 1905, the state of New York passed a law that prohibited bakery employees from  working more than ten hours per day and sixty hours per week. New York believed doing so  was protecting the health of both consumers and workers. After being fined for violation of the  state statute, bakery owner Joseph Lochner challenged it. Lochner alleged that the statute  violated due process guaranteed by the 14 th  Amendment. He asserted that employers and  employees had the right to agree upon hours and wages. He also held that freedom of contract  and property rights were American rights that the Court should uphold. Lochner lost at the  appeals court level and the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.  Issue:  Does the New York statute violate the rights guaranteed by the 14
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