Lochner v. New York

PETITIONER: Joseph Lochner
RESPONDENT: New York
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DOCKET NO.: 292
DECIDED BY: Fuller Court (1903-1906)
LOWER COURT: State trial court

ARGUED: Feb 23, 1905 / Feb 24, 1905
DECIDED: Apr 17, 1905

ADVOCATES:
Frank Harvey Field - for Lochner
Henry Weismann - for Lochner pro hoc vice
J. M. Meyer - for New York

Facts of the case

The state of New York enacted a statute forbidding bakers to work more than 60 hours a week or 10 hours a day.

Question

Does the New York law violate the liberty protected by due process of the Fourteenth Amendment?