The Fuller Court (1888–1910)


Who ironically switched sides in the controversy over limiting bakers’ hours?

As a member of the Journeyman Bakers’ Union, Henry Weisman urged the New York legislature to pass the law protecting bakery employees. However, he switched sides years later and actually represented Lochner before the U.S. Supreme Court. Weisman served as counsel to the State Association of Master Bakers, which had funded Lochner’s appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Weisman had become a master baker and claimed that he later saw that the law was unfair to bakery employers, particularly during “busy seasons” such as holidays.


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