Adkins v. Children's Hospital of the District of Columbia
|Adkins v. Children's Hospital of the District of Columbia (1923)
|Adkins v. Children's Hospital, 261 U.S. 525 (1923), is a United States Supreme Court opinion holding that federal minimum wage legislation for women was an unconstitutional infringement of liberty of contract, as protected by the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment.|
United States Supreme Court
ADKINS v. CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
No. 795; 796 Argued: March 14, 1923 --- Decided: April 19, 1923
Messrs. Felix Frankfurter, of Cambridge, Mass., and F. H. Stephens, of Washington, D. C., for appellants.
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Messrs. Wade H. Ellis and Challen B. Ellis, both of Washington, D. C., for appellees.
[Argument of Counsel from pages 535-539 intentionally omitted]
Mr. Wm. L. Brewster, of Portland, Or., amicus curiae.
Mr. Justice SUTHERLAND delivered the opinion of the Court.