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Legal News
11 Oct 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] The Governor of California [official website] on Saturday enacted a new chapter [SB27] of the California Food and Agricultural Code [text] to enhance the regulation of antibiotic use on farm animals in the state. The new policy is more restrictive that the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) [official website] … [read more]


Professional Commentary
5 Jul 2015
by Christopher M. Kieser of Pacific Legal Foundation
edited by Cassandra Baubie

JURIST Guest Columnists Brian Hodges and Christopher Kieser discuss the recent ruling by the Supreme Court in Horne v. Department of Agriculture...On June 22 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled [PDF] in favor of Fresno-area raisin farmers Marvin and Laura Horne, concluding that a program requiring raisin … [read more]


Legal News
22 Jun 2015
by Devin Montgomery

The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] 8-1 Monday in Horne v. Department of Agriculture [SCOTUSblog materials] that a program requiring California raisin growers to hand over a percentage of their harvest to the government violated the takings clause [LII backgrounder] of the Fifth Amendment. Under regulations citing … [read more]


Legal News
22 Apr 2015
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] Wednesday in Horne v. Department of Agriculture [transcript, PDF] over a government program that requires California raisin farmers to turn over a portion of their crop. The Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 (AMAA) and the California Raisin … [read more]


Legal News
6 Aug 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho

[JURIST] Voters on Tuesday voted on a statewide referendum in Missouri to decide an amendment [text; PDF] to the state constitution that would provide a "right to farm." If enacted, Amendment 1 will guarantee the rights of Missourians to "engage in farming and ranching practices," potentially invalidating local and state … [read more]


Legal News
8 Feb 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho

[JURIST] US President Barack Obama [official profile] signed into law [press release] on Friday a $956 billion farm bill [text, PDF] providing expanded crop insurance and other benefits for the agricultural sector. The bill passed the Senate [New York Times report] last week with a bipartisan vote. Beyond expanding federal … [read more]


Legal News
10 Jun 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] unanimously Monday in Horne v. Department of Agriculture [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] that the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has jurisdiction to review petitioners' takings claim. The Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 (AMAA) and the California Raisin Marketing … [read more]


Legal News
13 May 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled unanimously [opinion, PDF] in Dan's City Used Cars, Inc. v. Pelkey [SCOTUSblog backgrounder; JURIST report] that section 14501(c)(1) of the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act (FAAAA) [text] does not preempt state-law claims stemming from the storage and disposal of a towed vehicle. … [read more]


Legal News
21 Mar 2013
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments Wednesday in Horne v. Department of Agriculture [transcript, PDF; JURIST report] on whether a party can raise the Fifth Amendment [text] takings clause as a defense when charged by the government to transfer funds, rather than raising the claim after … [read more]


Legal News
21 Nov 2012
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] granted two cases [order list, PDF] on Tuesday. In Horne v. Department of Agriculture [docket; cert. petition, PDF] the court will hear its second case of the term on the Fifth Amendment [text] takings clause. The court will consider whether a party can … [read more]


Legal News
14 Oct 2004
by Tom Henry

In Thursday's environmental law news, the European Commission has completed the final step in an infringement procedure before it files suit at the European Court of Justice against the UK for failing to tell the EU how the UK plans to dispose of nuclear materials from its Atomic Weapons Establishment(AWE). … [read more]

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