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Raisin farmers get their day in court against long-standing USDA regulations




California seedless raisins are seen June 9, 2005 in Des Plaines, Illinois.
California seedless raisins are seen June 9, 2005 in Des Plaines, Illinois.
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Today the U.S. Supreme Court takes up a case about...raisins.

Horne v. USDA pits California raisin farmers against the Department of Agriculture. The decision could have widespread implications for property rights and government compensation.

The case already has libertarians, business leaders and environmentalists taking sides.

For more on this case we're joined by Karl Manheim, professor of Constitutional Law at Loyola Law School.