Stettler v. O'Hara 243 U.S. 629 (1917)
STETTLER v. O'HARA 243 U.S. 629 (1917)
An Oregon Supreme Court decision sustained that state's minimum wage law for women on the basis of the state police power argument approved in muller v. oregon (1908). A 4–4 Supreme Court affirmed that ruling in Stettler. Several state courts drew the inference that a properly drawn law regulating women's wages would be upheld and sustained such laws in reliance on Stettler. The district of columbia minimum wage act nonetheless fell, 5–3, in adkins v. children ' s hospital (1923).