Munn v. Illinois, one of several pieces of litigation collectively known as the Granger Cases, was a decision announced by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1877. At issue was an Illinois law, enacted in 1871 under power granted by the Illinois constitution, which fixed the maximum price that could be charged by warehouses and grain elevators in Chicago and other Illinois cities with a population exceeding 100,000 residents. Enactment of this and similar legislation came at the insistence of the National Grange of the Order of ...

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