Horne v. Department of Agriculture: Supreme Court Hands Down Major Win for Constitutional Property Rights
You may never look at raisins the same way again. The highest court in the United States just handed individual citizens a major win in terms of personal property rights, striking down one of FDR’s New Deal programs by depriving the Federal Government of a power it has illegitimately exercised for decades. The case was called Horne et al., v. Department of Agriculture. It stemmed from The Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, which gave the Secretary of Agriculture authority to issue “marketing orders” for the purpose of maintaining stable markets in specific commodities.