This volume captures the passion and depth of debates over the minimum wage, and examines how the courts have helped to shape minimum wage through their rulings. It presents primary source materials like the text of court rulings and dissenting opinions, as well as analysis and opinion on the rulings. Readers will evaluate the declaration of minimum wage laws as a violation of liberty of contract, and whether minimum wage legislation is constitutional. They will learn the majority and dissenting opinions on the denial of fair labor standards and the upholding of states' rights. They will also evaluate the federalizing of the minimum wage.