West Coast Hotel Company v. Parrish

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West Coast Hotel Company v. Parrish by Charles Evans Hughes

West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish, 300 U.S. 379 (1937), was a decision by the United States Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of minimum wage legislation enacted by the State of Washington, overturning an earlier decision in Adkins v. Children's Hospital, 261 U.S. 525 (1923). The decision is usually regarded as having ended the Lochner era, a period in American legal history during which the Supreme Court tended to invalidate legislation aimed at regulating business. Excerpted from West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Court Documents

United States Supreme Court

300 U.S. 379

West Coast Hotel Company  v.  Parrish

 Argued: Dec. 16, 17, 1936. --- Decided: March 29, 1937

Appeal from the Supreme Court of the State of Washington.

Messrs. E. L. Skeel and John W. Roberts, both of Seattle, Wash., for appellant.

Messrs. W. A. Toner, of Olympia, Wash., and

[Argument of Counsel from page 380 intentionally omitted] Sam M. Driver, of Wenatchee, Wash., for appellees.

[Argument of Counsel from pages 381-386 intentionally omitted]

Mr. Chief Justice HUGHES delivered the opinion of the Court.


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