The Supreme Court appropriately ruled: the US Ag. Dept. simply cannot take a farmer's produce without payment. Disagreeing: Pres. Obama & the Court's four Democratic justices. Justice Sonia Sotomayor literally said that the constitution lets the government take your property without fair compensation - just as long as they don't take all of it and they leave you some. The other three Democratic justices agreed with the final decision, but they preferred that the farmer's 13-year-old case continue in a lower court, which would have also decided whether to approve the US. Ag. Dept.'s $700.000 fine against the farmer.
The Supreme Court sided with a renegade raisin farmer in his battle against a federal program designed to keep excess raisins off the market.