6/11/2013

California raisin farmers, such as Marvin and Laura Horne, can challenge the constitutionality of a Depression-era law that requires raisin growers to hold back a percentage of their crops for use by the government with little or no compensation, the Supreme Court ruled Monday. The ruling sends the case back to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco; if the farmers prevail, the decision could open the way for challenges to similar "mandatory reserve" rules for many other crops.

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