Lochnerism
 n.— «What lawyers call “Lochnerism” was the basis for dozens of decisions striking down minimum-wage, maximum-hours, and other worker-protection laws as infringing “freedom of contract”—a right that, as Bork has put it, can be found “nowhere in the Constitution.” Almost all modern constitutional scholars have rejected Lochnerism as “the quintessence of judicial usurpation of power,” in Bork’s words.» —“Does the President Agree With This Nominee?” by Stuart Taylor, Jr. National Journal May 2, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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