Barbier v. Connolly

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Barbier v. Connolly
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Submitted November 25, 1884
Decided January 5, 1885
Full case name Barbier v. Connolly
Citations 113 U.S. 27 (more)
5 S. Ct. 357; 28 L. Ed. 923; 1885 U.S. LEXIS 1647
A municipal ordinance prohibiting from washing and ironing in public laundries and washhouses within defined territorial limits from ten o'clock at night to six in the morning is a purely police regulation within the competency of a municipality possessed of the ordinary powers. The Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution does not impair the police power of a state.
Court membership
Chief Justice
Morrison Waite
Associate Justices
Samuel F. Miller · Stephen J. Field
Joseph P. Bradley · John M. Harlan
William B. Woods · T. Stanley Matthews
Horace Gray · Samuel Blatchford
Case opinions
Majority Field, joined by unanimous
Laws applied
U.S. Const. amend. XIV

Barbier v. Connolly, 113 U.S. 27 (1885), was a United States Supreme Court in which the Court considered the application of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution to a San Francisco ordinance regulating the establishment of public laundries. The Court held that the regulation of laundries for public health and public safety reasons were clearly within the police powers of the state, and the Fourteenth Amendment was not meant to interfere with the police powers of the state.

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