West Coast Hotel v. Parrish
Significance, A Test Case, A Close Vote, James Clark Mcreynolds, Further Readings
West Coast Hotel Company
That Parrish was not due back pay to bring her up to the level she would have received under Washington's 1913 minimum wage law.
Chief Lawyers for Appellant
John W. Roberts, E. L. Skeel
Chief Lawyers for Appellee
C. B. Conner, Sam M. Driver
Justices for the Court
Louis D. Brandeis, Benjamin N. Cardozo, Charles Evans Hughes (writing for the Court), Owen Josephus Roberts, Harlan Fiske Stone
Pierce Butler, James Clark McReynolds, George Sutherland, Willis Van Devanter
Date of Decision
29 March 1937
The public interest in setting a minimum wage for women and children is more important than freedom of contract.
- Lochner v. New York, 198 U.S. 45 (1905).
- Muller v. Oregon, 208 U.S. 412 (1918).
- Adkins v. Children's Hospital, 261 U.S. 525 (1923).
- Morehead v. New York ex rel. Tipaldo, 298 U.S. 587 (1936).
- United States v. Darby, 312 U.S. 100 (1941).
Cushman, Clare, ed. The Supreme Court Justices: Illustrated Biographies, 1789-1993. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Inc., 1993.
Friedman, Leon, and Fred L. Israel, eds. The Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court 1789-1969: Their Lives and Major Opinions. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1969.
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