Williamson v. Lee Optical of Oklahoma, Inc.

PETITIONER: Williamson
RESPONDENT: Lee Optical of Oklahoma, Inc.
LOCATION: Lee Optical Co.

DOCKET NO.: 184
DECIDED BY: Warren Court (1955-1956)
LOWER COURT:

ARGUED: Mar 02, 1955
DECIDED: Mar 28, 1955

Facts of the case

An Oklahoma law prohibited persons who were not licensed optometrists or ophthalmologists to fit lenses for eyeglasses. Non-licensed individuals were also prohibited from duplicating optical instruments without written prescriptions from licensed ophthalmologists. The Lee Optical Company challenged the law, bringing a suit against the state Attorney General, Mac Q. Williamson.

Question

Did the Oklahoma law violate the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment?