Budd v. New York,
143 U.S. 517 (1892)

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Budd v. New York, 143 U.S. 517 (1892)

Budd v. New York

Nos. 719, 644, 645

Argued November 17-18, 1891

Decided February 29, 1892

143 U.S. 517




An Act of the Legislature of New York, Laws of 1888, c. 581, provided that the maximum charge for elevating, receiving, weighing and discharging grain should not exceed five-eighths of one cent a bushel and that, in the process of handling gain by means of floating and stationary elevators, the lake vessels or propellers, the ocean vessels or steamships, and canal boats, should only be required to pay the actual cost of trimming or shoveling to the leg of the elevator when unloading, and trimming cargo when loading. Held that the act was a legitimate exercise of the police power of the state over a business affected with a public interest, and did not violate the Constitution of the United States, and was valid.

The case of Munn v. Illinois, 94 U. S. 113, reviewed and adhered, to, and its application in cases decided in the state courts considered.

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