U.S. top court rules for California farmer over government raisin program

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 22, 2015 10:25 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday in favor of a California farmer challenging a Depression-era federal program that requires raisin producers to put aside a proportion of their crop without guaranteed compensation.

In an 8-1 decision, the court said the program constitutes the taking of property without compensation in violation of the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

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(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Will Dunham)