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Horne v. Department of Agriculture

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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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