June 10, 2013

"There certainly are some very exciting days at the Supreme Court! And there are also days like these."

Says Tom Goldstein, summing up on the SCOTUSblog live-blog. That's right after this tidbit of dialogue:
Amy Howe: We have the third and final opinion in the California raisin case....

Comment From Will 
"Raisin" is code for "Prop 8", right?

9 comments:

lemondog said...

California raisin case.... ?

Fresno raisin growers Marvin and Laura Horne are challenging a New Deal-era federal program that aims to prop up raisin prices by keeping some of the crop off the market.

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear an appeal from Fresno raisin growers Marvin and Laura Horne, who contend that the federal marketing program that can take nearly half of their crop is unconstitutional.

I'm ready to rule right now.

Tibore said...

"We have the third and final opinion in the California raisin case...."

Great. With that, I'm now earwormed with I Heard It Through The Grapevine. :-S

rhhardin said...

Next they'll come for the prunes.

rhhardin said...

Native Plum watching the case closely.

Paul Zrimsek said...

If any justice uses the phrase "raisin d'etat" in his opinion, impeach the sonofabitch.

Methadras said...

When they came for my raisins I said nothing, but when they come for your peaches, then and only then will I stand up against them.

lemondog said...

New Deal era federal program

Times change.

Why aren't expiration dates built in to all federal legislation, forcing congress to periodically review for need and applicability?

Aristomedes said...

Hey, you leave my raisins.. er, virgins alone. I was promised 72, 36 just won't cut it!
- T. Tsarnaev

Aristomedes said...

Hey, you leave my raisins.. er, virgins alone. I was promised 72, 36 just won't cut it!
- T. Tsarnaev