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Calif. raisin farmers win new day in court
Associated Press ^
| Jun 10, 2013 10:55 AM EDT
Posted on 06/10/2013 2:22:20 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The Supreme Court is giving California raisin producers a new day in court to object to a government program that aims to stabilize prices by regulating the market.
The farmers say the program unfairly prevents them from selling their entire crop when the government determines that there otherwise would be a glut of raisins that would drive prices down. They say the program unconstitutionally takes their private property without compensation.
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: californiaraisins; fruitsandnuts; lofan; pricecontrols; raisins; regulation
posted on 06/10/2013 2:22:20 PM PDT
To win in court, the farmers will have to convince SCOTUS to overturn Wickard v. Filburn
. Although I don't believe a Fifth Amendment "takings" argument against that precedent has ever been adjudicated by SCOTUS, for them to accept that line of attack against Wickard
would result in revolutionary change.
I can't believe the Justices don't know this. That's why their ruling mandating that the Ninth Circuit hear the case is fascinating.
posted on 06/10/2013 2:30:03 PM PDT
(If true=false, then there would be no constraints on what is possible. Hence, the world exists.)
That’s why their ruling mandating that the Ninth Circuit hear the case is fascinating
Let’s hope it’s another case of the SC setting up the 9th CAC for another just for chuckles reversal.
posted on 06/10/2013 2:33:43 PM PDT
(But for an ignorant electorate Slow Joe would have become a circus clown or union thug.)
The farmers say the program unfairly prevents them from selling their entire crop when the government determines that there otherwise would be a glut of raisins that would drive prices down.
Too many raisins? Make hooch.
posted on 06/10/2013 3:10:25 PM PDT
by Mike Darancette
(Plan "B" is now Plan "A")
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