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SCOTUS spares CA raisin farmer

At least one closely split Supreme Court decision seems likely to meet widespread acclaim this term. A 5-4 majority, led by Chief Justice John Roberts, sided with a California raisin grower challenging a New Deal law that had enabled government agriculture regulators to

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Property rights score victory in Alameda County 3

May 29, 2013 By Wayne Lusvardi Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court John Roberts once observed that it was virtually impossible for any landowner to win a regulatory property takings case against local government.  This was because the case

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