Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status
  • H
  • Horne v. Department of AgricultureHorne v. Department of Agriculture
From our private database of 16,800+ case briefs...

Horne v. Department of Agriculture

United States Supreme Court
135 S. Ct. 2419 (2015)


Pursuant to an order of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) (defendant), the federal government required that a portion of raisin farmers’ raisin crops be set aside for government use. The government then sold the raisins where appropriate to promote and maintain a healthy raisin market. The government kept the proceeds of these sales. The Hornes (plaintiffs) were raisin growers subject to the USDA order. In 2002, the Hornes refused to give any raisins to the government. The Hornes were fined for their refusal. The Hornes brought suit, claiming that the USDA order constituted an unconstitutional taking of property under the Fifth Amendment. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the raisin-reserve requirement was not a taking. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Roberts, C.J.)

Concurrence (Thomas, J.)

Concurrence/Dissent (Breyer, J.)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 449,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.

  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.

Here's why 449,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 16,800 briefs, keyed to 224 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.

Questions & Answers

Have a question about this case?

Sign up for a free 7-day trial and ask it

Sign up for a FREE 7-day trial