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Urban C. Lehner Editor Emeritus
Mon Jun 29, 2015 01:12 PM CDT

Farmers Win Property Rights Case

When it comes to commanding media attention, raisins just can't compete with same-sex marriage and Obamacare. So it's no surprise the Supreme Court's decision in those more momentous legal battles elicited a gusher of ink, while the raisin case got hardly a trickle.

Yet despite being overshadowed, the court's raisin decision (http://tiny.cc/…) was noteworthy. While seemingly limited to a narrow category of farm price-support programs, Horne v. Department of Agriculture may actually be remembered as an important precedent.

Depending on your point of view, the victors in the case -- California raisin farmers ...

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