Supreme Court History: Lochner v New York (1905)
Supreme Court History: Lochner v New York (1905)

Supreme Court History: Lochner v New York (1905)

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With California’s bill regulating the gig economy out of existence and interfering with the Constitutional protected freedom of contract hurting the very people it was designed to help, and this same regulation being considered by several other states as well as on the national level it’s fitting to discuss a case that was argued on this date before the Supreme Court in 1905 “Lochner v New York”.
While this case has become so maligned as to be seen as anti-canonical, many Constitutional scholars are beginning to reexamine this case and even rehabilitate it.
What does this case have to tell us about the scope of government regulation of the gig economy and the freedom of contract? Thats exactly what we will be discussing today here on Categorical Imperatives.

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