Photo of the Metropolitan Hospital Infirmary Ward, 1900.

Adkins v. Children's Hospital 1923

In Adkins v. Children's Hospital (1923), the Supreme Court ruled that a minimum wage law for women violated the Constitution's Due Process Clause because it abridged a citizen's right to freely contract labor. In 1918, the District of Columbia passed a law setting a minimum wage for women and children laborers...

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