IT Chicago-Kent Professor Sarah Harding delivers the 2015 Constitution Day lecture. Professor Harding addresses the topic "Categorical Confusion and the Supreme Court's ‘Takings' Cases: A Discussion of Horne v. Department of Agriculture." Professor Harding is joined in the discussion by IIT Chicago-Kent Dean Harold J. Krent.
Professor Harding discusses the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Horne v. Department of Agriculture. The case involves a federal program established during the 1930s to maintain a stable market of several agricultural products, including raisins, by requiring growers to give a percentage of their crops to the federal government without just compensation. A family of California raisin farmers filed suit against the Department of Agriculture claiming that under the Fifth Amendment's "takings" clause, they should be compensated for their crops. The lower courts ruled against the growers. On June 22, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the Ninth Circuit's ruling.
Harding, Sarah K., "Categorical Confusion and the Supreme Court's ‘Takings' Cases: A Discussion of Horne v. Department of Agriculture" (2015). Constitution Day. 4.