Lochner v. New York: Economic Regulation on Trial / Edition 1

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"Kens has hit the mark. He treats complicated matters in ways that make them accessible to general readers and students and tells a terrific story. Teachers of constitutional and legal history will embrace this book."—Kermit Hall, author of The Magic Mirror: Law in American History

"An outstanding volume that deserves a wide audience. Virtually all observers agree that Lochner is one of the most important decisions ever rendered by the Supreme Court. It continues to cast a long shadow over constitutional thought despite the political triumph of the New Deal and the rejection of the liberty of contract doctrine in the late 1930s. Kens's balanced and judicious treatment should contribute greatly to the current dialogue over economic due process and judicial protection of property rights."—James W. Ely, Jr., author of The Guardian of Every Right: A Constitutional History of Property Rights

Author Bio: Paul Kens is associate professor of political science and history at Southwest Texas State University and the author of Justice Stephen Field: Shaping Liberty from the Gold Rush to the Gilded Age and Judicial Power and Reform Politics: The Anatomy of Lochner v. New York.

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Kens (political science and history, Southwest Texas State U.) studies a 1905 Supreme Court overturning, of a New York State law limiting bakery workers to no more than ten hours a day. The decision was criticized as promoting laissez-faire capitalism at the expense of progressive reform. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780700609192
  • Publisher: University Press of Kansas
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Series: Landmark Law Cases and American Society Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 772,836
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Editors' Preface
1 Introduction 1
2 Not Like Grandma Used to Bake 6
3 A Long Struggle for Shorter Hours 15
4 The Politics of Business as Usual 28
5 Tenement Reform Looks in the Cellar 49
6 Free to Bake or Left to Toil? 67
7 Nothing to Do with Due Process 89
8 Freedom to Agree to Anything 111
9 The Final Forum 129
10 Reform's Nemesis 143
11 The Lochner Era 154
12 Epilogue 177
Chronology 189
Bibliographical Essay 195
Index 201
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