Lochner v. New York

198 U.S. 45 (1905)


Lochner (D) was fined for violating a state labor law. The law prohibited employment in bakeries for more than sixty hours a week or more than ten hours a day. D permitted an employee to work in his bakery for more than sixty hours in one week. D appealed, claiming that the law violated his freedom to contract under the fourteenth amendment Due Process Clause.