National Affairs: Child Rights

CHILD LABOR

With unusual team work, committees of the Senate and House reported almost simultaneously a proposed Constitutional Amendment. The Amendment would give Congress the right to regulate the employment of persons under 18 years of age. Three times Congress has passed laws to regulate the employment of such persons, commonly termed children, and three times the Supreme Court has declared such laws unconstitutional.

It is predicted that the proposed Amendment will pass promptly in the House with the necessary two-thirds majority. In the Senate, there may well be considerable delay and...

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