Williamson v. Lee Optical Company

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Williamson v. Lee Optical Company
by the Supreme Court of the United States
Williamson v. Lee Optical Co., 348 U.S. 483 (1955), was a case in which the Supreme Court of the United States held that state laws regulating business will only be subject to rational basis review, and that the Court need not contemplate all possible reasons for legislation. — Excerpted from Williamson v. Lee Optical Co. on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Opinion of the Court
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United States Supreme Court

348 U.S. 483


 Argued: March 2, 1955. --- Decided: March 28, 1955

See 349 U.S. 925, 75 S.Ct. 657.


James C. Harkin, Oklahoma City, Okl., for Williamson, et al.

Mr.Dick H. Woods, Kansas City, Mo., for Lee Optical, Inc., et al.

Mr. Philip B. Perlman, Washington, D.C., for American Optometric Ass'n, Inc., amicus curiae.

Mr. Herbert A. Bergson, Washington, D.C., for the Guild of Prescription Opticians of America, Inc., et al. amicus curiae.

Mr. Justice DOUGLAS delivered the opinion of the Court.


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).