Episode 478: The Raisin Outlaw : Planet Money A farmer wanted to sell all his raisins, but the federal government said no. So he took it to the Supreme Court.
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Episode 478: The Raisin Outlaw

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Episode 478: The Raisin Outlaw

Episode 478: The Raisin Outlaw

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GARY KAZANJIAN/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Raisin outlaw, Marvin Horne stands in a field of grapevines next to his home.
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The Supreme Court recently ruled on a case we've been following for years.

Marvin Horne was known as the raisin outlaw. His crime: Selling 100% of his raisin crop, against the wishes of the Raisin Administrative Committee, a group of farmers that regulates the national raisin supply.

He took the case all the way to the Supreme Court, which issued its final ruling this week.

Note: Today's show originally aired in August 2013.

Music: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles' "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," Cory Gray's "Gold Sunset," and Marvin Gaye's "I Heard It Through the Grapevine." Find us: Twitter/ Facebook/ Spotify/ Tumblr.