business affected with a public interest

business affected with a public interest
A phrase difficult, if not incapable, of exact definition, but most broadly defined by Mr. Justice Roberts of the United States Supreme Court, in reference to the constitutionality of statutes regulating a business, as an industry which, for adequate reason, is subject to public control. Nebbia v New York, 291 US 502, 78 L Ed 940, 54 S Ct 505, 89 ALR 1469. Otherwise defined, of the public demands that it be reasonably regulated to conserve the rights of the public. 16 Am J2d Const L § 317. As a business, which may be regulated by statute, because it has reached such proportions that the interest of the public demands that it be reasonably regulated to conserve the rights of the public; a business which, in operation, affects the health, safety, and welfare of the people, so that reasonable regulation is permissible. 16 Am J2d Const L § 317. Tyson & Bro. -United Theatre Ticket Offices v Banton 273 US 418, 71 L Ed 718, 47 S Ct 426, 58 ALR 1236. See corporation affected with a public interest.

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