The Supreme Court, in this unpopular decision, overturned 1930’s minimum-wage legislation.
By a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court struck down a 1930’s New York law that established minimum wages for women and children. Writing for the Court, Justice Pierce Butler
Justice Pierce Butler justified striking down a minimum wage law in Morehead by arguing that it violated the Fourteenth Amendment's due process clause.
Adkins v. Children’s Hospital
Contract, freedom of
Due process, substantive
General welfare clause