Welcome to Monday, the 112th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Lochner v. New York decision, holding that a statute limiting bakers’ working hours violated the freedom to contract, a liberty interest embodied in the 14th Amendment. The “Lochner era” ended with the high court’s 1937 ruling in West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish upholding Washington state’s minimum-wage law.
Here are some news items to get your week started.
— Which immigrants deserve free representation in Los Angeles?
— Universities remain focused on Trump’s travel ban.
— Judge’s praise of convicted sex offender draws criticism.
— Stop burying the lede when filing motions.