Baylen Linnekin on Farm Regulations, Government Theft, and the Supreme Court


Credit: Library of Congress

Earlier this week the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Horne v. USDA. At issue is a New Deal-era regulatory scheme that allows the USDA to require raisin handlers to give a portion of their crop to the government–often without compensation. After attending the oral arguments, Baylen Linnekin weighs in on the likely future of this act of government theft.