Louisiana Law Review


Political questions & judicial power, United States. Constitution. 14th Amendment, United States. Court of Appeals (5th Circuit), Due process of law -- United States, Equal rights -- Louisiana, Lochner v. People of the State of New York (Supreme Court case)


The article offers information on the significance of the constitutional principles of the due process and equal protection clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment in offering pure economic protectionism as a legitimate state interest. It discusses the judicial decision of the Fifth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals in the case of St. Joseph Abbey v. Castille, in which the Court applied the Lochnerian principles and judicial activism in context to economic legislation in Louisiana.