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