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" Property does become clothed with a public interest when used in a manner to make it of public consequence, and affect the community at large. When, therefore, one devotes his property to a use in which the public has an interest, he, in effect, grants... "
Annual Report of the Illinois State Bar Association - Page 102
by Illinois State Bar Association - 1887
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The Southern Reporter, Volume 52

Law reports, digests, etc - 1910
...large, and, when one devotes his property to a use in which the public has an interest, he in effect grants to the public an interest in that use, and...the common good to the extent of the interest he has created. [Ed. Note. — For other cases, see Dedication. Dec. Dig. 0.*J 9. MANDAMUS ( 162*)—...
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Southern Reporter, Volume 52

Law reports, digests, etc - 1910
...large, and, when one devotes his property to a use in which the public has an interest, he in effect grants to the public an interest in that use, and...the common good to the extent of the interest he has created. [Ed. Note.— For other cases, see Dedication, Dec. Dig. GO.*] 9. MANDAMUS ( 162*)—...
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The Fourteenth Amendment: From Political Principle to Judicial Doctrine

William E. Nelson - Law - 2009 - 253 pages
...good." When a person devoted his property to a use that "affect[ed] the community at large," he had to "submit to be controlled by the public for the common good, to the extent of the interest he has thus created."103 Chief Justice Waite reasoned that the price charged for storage of grain in Chicago's...
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The Economics of Regulation: Principles and Institutions, Volume 1

Alfred Edward Kahn - Business & Economics - 1988 - 559 pages
...When, therefore, one devotes his property to a use in which the public has an interest, he, in effect, grants to the public an interest in that use, and must submit to be controlled by the public for the common good. . . ." CJ Waite, for the majority, in Munn v. Illinois, 94 US 113, 126 (1877). "The...
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The Constitution in the Supreme Court: The First Hundred Years, 1789-1888

David P. Currie - Law - 1992 - 504 pages
....When, therefore, one devotes his property to a use in which the public has an interest, he, in effect, grants to the public an interest in that use, and...common good, to the extent of the interest he has thus created.48 Because the handful of Chicago grain elevators regulated in Munn had "a 'virtual' monopoly"...
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The Laws of Innkeepers: For Hotels, Motels, Restaurants, and Clubs

John E. H. Sherry - Business & Economics - 1993 - 924 pages
...When, therefore, one devotes his property to a use in which the public has an interest, he, in effect, grants to the public an interest in that use, and...extent of the interest he has thus created. He may withdraw his grant by discontinuing the use; but, so long as he maintains the use, he must submit to...
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Private Rights and Public Illusions

Tibor R. Machan - Political Science - 1995 - 379 pages
...that "when . . . one devotes his property to a use in which the public has an interest, he, in effect, grants to the public an interest in that use, and...to the extent of the interest he has thus created." Such control is well established in common law, Waite claimed — that very law "from whence came the...
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A History of the Supreme Court

Bernard Schwartz - History - 1993 - 465 pages
...When, therefore, one devotes his property to a use in which the public has an interest, he, in effect, grants to the public an interest in that use, and...common good, to the extent of the interest he has thus created."96 Chief Justice Waite's opinion in the Granger Cases was greatly influenced by an outline...
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Political Economy of Fairness

Edward E. Zajac - Business & Economics - 1996 - 325 pages
...When, therefore, one devotes his property to a use in which the public has an interest, he, in effect, grants to the public an interest in that use, and...to the extent of the interest he has thus created (Munn v. Illinois, 1877, 125-126) Munn v. Illinois was followed by two cases that expanded the states'...
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Modern Corporation and American Political Thought: Law, Power, and Ideology

Scott Bowman - Political Science - 2010
...devotes his property to a use in which the public has an interest," Waite declared, "he, in effect, grants to the public an interest in that use, and...common good, to the extent of the interest he has just created."84 He admonished that the courts were not the proper forum for deciding the reasonableness...
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