A Look at Muller v. Oregon with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about the 1908 U.S. Supreme Court case of Muller v. Oregon which upheld the constitutionality of a 1903… read more
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about the 1908 U.S. Supreme Court case of Muller v. Oregon which upheld the constitutionality of a 1903 law forbidding the employment of women in industrial jobs for more than 10 hours a day. She discussed its origins and its legacy, focusing on changing views of women’s rights and needs in the eyes of the Court, legislatures, and the public. She responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Muller v. Oregon: Over a Century Later” was part of the New York Historical Society Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series and part of the series “Celebrating the 19th Amendment: Ninety Years.” The event was held January 27, 2011, at the New York Society for Ethical Culture. close
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