Lochner V. New York (1905) Case

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Now, the Lochner v. New York (1905) case. A New York act called the Bakeshop Act stated that there was a maximum amount of hours bakers could work. The state of New York accused a baker named Joseph Lochner for allowing an employee work longer than the maximum quantity. He was eventually convicted and fined. His conviction was declared by the Court of Appeals. Lochner plead to the Supreme Court. He stated that the Bakeshop Act was unconstitutional. Like that it interfered with freedoms protected by the 14th Amendment. A man by the name of Justice Holmes agreed with Lochner in stating, “So long as a fundamental right was not violated, the majority’s will should not be struck down”. The Lochner decision was abolished in 1937 by West Coast Hotel
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