Hammer v. Dagenhart

(1918)

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A bill was filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina by a father in his own behalf and as next friend of his two minor sons, one under the age of fourteen years and the other between the ages of fourteen and sixteen years, employees in a cotton mill at Charlotte, North Carolina, to enjoin the enforcement of the act of Congress intended to prevent interstate commerce in the products of child labor. …

The District Court held the act unconstitutional and entered a decree enjoining its enforcement. This appeal brings the case here. The...

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