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...neither property rights nor contract rights are absolute, for government cannot exist if the citizen may at will use his property to the detriment of his fellows, or exercise his freedom of contract to work them harm. Equally fundamental with the private right is that of the public to regulate it in the common interest.  >>more...>>

Title:     Nebbia v. New York, 291 U.S. 502 (1934)
Author:    Roberts, Owen
Publication:     United States Supreme Court
Date:     March 5, 1934

Type:     Court Decision

Listed Under:
Supreme Court Decisions

Notes:     291 U.S. 502 (1934) Argued Dec. 4, 5, 1933. Decided Mar. 5, 1934.