Allgeyer v. Louisiana
Significance, The Regulation Of Business, Liberty To Contract, Impact, Rufus Wheeler Peckham, Further Readings
E. Allgeyer & Co.
State of Louisiana
That states do not have the right to pass legislation that deprives citizens of their Fourteenth Amendment rights to due process and equal protection.
Chief Lawyer for Petitioner
Branch K. Miller
Chief Lawyer for Respondent
M. J. Cunningham
Justices for the Court
David Josiah Brewer, Henry Billings Brown, William Rufus Day, Melville Weston Fuller, Horace Gray, John Marshall Harlan I, Rufus Wheeler Peckham (writing for the Court), George Shiras, Jr., Edward Douglass White
Date of Decision
1 March 1897
Found in favor of Allgeyer and reversed a lower court ruling by finding that due process guarantees protect Allgeyer's right to purchase insurance from Atlantic Mutual of New York.
- Butchers' Union Co. v. Crescent City Co., 111 U.S. 746 (1884).
- Hooper v. State of California, 155 U.S. 648 (1895).
- Lochner v. New York, 198 U.S. 45 (1905).
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