Lochner v. New York

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In Lochner v. New York (1905), the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated a law of New York that prohibited bakers from working more than 10 hours a day, or more than 60 hours a week. This ruling stood as a precedent for decades against government regulation of the workplace, until the late 1930s when Justices appointed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt comprised a majority for upholding regulations of the New Deal.