Munn v. Illinois

PETITIONER: Munn and Scott
RESPONDENT: Illinois
LOCATION: Illinois General Assembly

DOCKET NO.: None
DECIDED BY: Waite Court (1874-1877)
LOWER COURT: Supreme Court of Illinois

ARGUED: Jan 14, 1876 / Jan 18, 1876
DECIDED: Mar 01, 1877

ADVOCATES:
James K. Edsall - Attorney General of Illinois, for the defendant in error
John N. Jewett - for the plaintiffs in error
W. C. Goudy I. - for the plaintiffs in error

Facts of the case

Illinois regulated grain warehouse and elevator rates by establishing maximum rates for their use.

Question

Did the state-imposed rates deny the warehouse and elevator owners equal protection and due process under the 14th Amendment?