Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton. Ronald Mann has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. Ronald Mann has our preview.

Horne v. Department of Agriculture

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-123 9th Cir. Mar 20, 2013
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Jun 10, 2013 9-0 Thomas OT 2012
 
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Holding: A farmer who is deemed to have violated an agricultural marketing order, is fined, has a fine assessed against him, and seeks to argue that the fine is an unconstitutional “taking” can bring his “takings” claim in a regular federal district court without first paying the fine; he is not required to bring that claim in the Court of Federal Claims.

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Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Thomas on June 10, 2013.

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Holding: A farmer who is deemed to have violated an agricultural marketing order, is fined, has a fine assessed against him, and seeks to argue that the fine is an unconstitutional “taking” can bring his “takings” claim in a regular federal district court without first paying the fine; he is not required to bring that claim in the Court of Federal Claims.   JudgmentReversed and remanded, 9-0, in an opinion by Justice Thomas on June 10, 2013.
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