Somin on Supreme Court Decision in Raisin Case

Professor Ilya Somin commented in Modern Farmer on the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Horne v. Department of Agriculture. In the property rights case, the court ruled that a federal program intended to stabilize raisin prices by requiring that part of the crop be set aside violated the Takings Clause of the U.S. Constitution.


“The decision could possibly spell the end of the current system, but in principle, all it means is that the government will have to pay compensation for the fair market value of any of the raisins that are taken this way,” Ilya Somin, a law professor at George Mason University, tells Modern Farmer in a phone interview.

Raisin Grower Wins Supreme Court Battle, Modern Farmer, June 29, 2015. By Andrew Amelinckx.

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