Munn v. Illinois
|Munn v. Illinois|
|Argued January 14–18, 1870
Decided March 1, 1877
|Full case name||Munn v. State of Illinois|
|Citations||94 U.S. 113 (more)
24 L. Ed. 77; 1876 U.S. LEXIS 1842; 4 Otto 113
|The Fourteenth Amendment does not prevent the State of Illinois from regulating charges for use of a business' grain elevators.|
|Majority||Waite, joined by Clifford, Swayne, Miller, Davis, Bradley, Hunt|
|Dissent||Field, joined by Strong|
|U.S. Const. amend. XIV|
Munn v. Illinois, 94 U.S. 113 (1877), was a United States Supreme Court case dealing with corporate rates and agriculture. The Munn case allowed states to regulate certain businesses within their borders, including railroads, and is commonly regarded as a milestone in the growth of federal government regulation. Munn was one of six cases, the so-called Granger cases, all decided in the United States Supreme Court during the same term, all bearing on the same point, and all decided on the same principles.
- Kitch, Edmund W.; Bowler, Clara Ann (1978). "The Facts of Munn v. Illinois". Supreme Court Review 1978: 313–343. JSTOR 3109535.