This is the U.S. Supreme Court case that ended the Lochner era of jurisprudence. It is allegedly the “switch in time that saved nine,” a reference to the Court abruptly changing course shortly after FDR announced his court packing plan. Justice Owen Roberts, in a span of a few months, changed his vote from a similar case and allowed the State of Washington, in this case, to implement a minimum wage law for women. It was another step in the direction of the intrusive, bureaucratic, centrally planned regulatory state that now exists.
The beautifully photographed, 2017 Academy Award-winning Best Picture provides an opportunity to reflect uno the source of the poverty and human broken-ness that frames “Moonlight.”
Independent regulatory agencies do more harm than good. Mr. Trump, it’s to ask some hard questions for the regulators.