Adkins v. Children's Hospital
Significance, Protective Legislation V. Equality, But Are They Constitutional?, History Of The Minimum Wage
Jesse C. Adkins, et al.; Minimum Wage Board of District of Columbia
Children's Hospital of the District of Columbia
That the U.S. Congress has the right to establish minimum wages for women and children.
Chief Lawyer for Appellants
Chief Lawyer for Appellee
Wade H. Ellis
Justices for the Court
Pierce Butler, Joseph McKenna, James Clark McReynolds, George Sutherland (writing for the Court), Willis Van Devanter
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Edward Terry Sanford, William Howard Taft (Louis D. Brandeis did not participate)
Date of Decision
9 April 1923
Minimum wage laws for women are unconstitutional because they interfere with the liberty of contract guaranteed by the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments.
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