California Raisins at the Supreme Court

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The singing, dancing California Raisins were on a different stage today: they were before the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices heard arguments over a Depression-era law that allows the government to seize part of a raisin farmer’s crop in order to keep prices high. This isn’t the first time raisins have gone to Washington. In the mid-1990s, some farmers challenged the government marketing program that made stars out of the dried fruit in the first place. We catch up on all the latest legal news for dried grapes.

Credits

Guest:
Alan Bjerga - Bloomberg News - @AlanBjerga

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Jolie Myers, Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Christian Bordal