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        The Supreme Court | Worker's Rights

        In the case of Lochner v. New York, Justice Stephen Fields established the legal theory of “liberty of contract.” According to this theory, government should not and cannot interfere with business contracts, including agreements about wages made between employers and employees. This video, from the series The Supreme Court, gives background on the case and shows how the idea of liberty of contract was derived from the Due Process Clause in the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.

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