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