Muller v. Oregon

(1908)

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Messrs. William D. Fenton and Henry H. Gilfry for plaintiff in error.

Messrs. H. B. Adams, Louis Brandeis, John Manning, A. M. Crawford, and B. E. Haney for defendant in error.

Mr. Justice Brewer Delivered the Opinion of the Court

On February 19, 1903, the legislature of the state of Oregon passed an act (Session Laws 1903, p. 148) the first section of which is in these words:

Sec. 1. That no female (shall) be employed in any mechanical establishment, or factory, or laundry in this state more than ten hours during any one day. The hours of work may be so arranged as to...

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