Atlantic Coast Line R.R. Co. v. Goldsboro
In Atlantic Coast Line R.R. Co. v. Goldsboro, 232 U.S. 548, 558 (1914), the court said:
"It is settled that neither the `contract' clause nor the `due process' clause has the effect of overriding the power of the State to establish all regulations that are reasonably necessary to secure the health, safety, good order, comfort, or general welfare of the community; that this power can neither be abdicated nor bargained away, and is inalienable even by express grant; and that all contract and property rights are held subject to its fair exercise."