Lochnerize (lok-n<<schwa>>r-Iz), vb. To examine and strike down economic legislation under the guise of enforcing the Due Process Clause, esp. in the manner of the U.S. Supreme Court during the early 20th century. • The term takes its name from the decision in Lochner v. New York, 198 U.S. 45, 25 S.Ct. 539 (1905), in which the Court invalidated New York’s maximum-hours law for bakers. — Lochnerization,n.
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