Adkins v. Children's Hospital of the District of Columbia

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Adkins v. Children's Hospital of the District of Columbia  (1923) 
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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.
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United States Supreme Court

261 U.S. 525

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.

[Argument of Counsel from pages 526-535 intentionally omitted]

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.

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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).