Brief Fact Summary. The Oklahoma legislature passed a statute prohibiting opticians from fitting or duplicating eyeglass lenses without a prescription from an ophthalmologist or optometrist.
Synopsis of Rule of Law. A law need not be logically consistent with its aims to be constitutional. It just needs to be a rationally related to a legitimate government interest.
Issue. Is a statute limiting the function of an optician constitutional?
Held. Yes. The Supreme Court of the United States (Supreme Court) will no longer use the Due Process Clause or the 14th Amendment to strike down state laws, regulatory of business and industrial conditions, because they run afoul of a particular school of thought.