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On May 8, 2019, the Ninth Circuit issued a 2-1 decision in Cedar Point Nursery v. Shiroma. In Cedar Point, California agricultural growers asked the court to invalidate an Agricultural Labor Relations Board regulation that allowed union organizers to come on to the growers’ property to solicit workers to join the union for 3 hours per day and 120 days per year. The growers contend that the regulation amounts to a physical taking under the Fifth Amendment. The Ninth Circuit majority rejected that argument, and held that the physical takings doctrine did not apply because the union organizers were not allowed around-the-clock access to the growers’ property.

In this podcast, hear reactions from Wen Fa and Bethany Berger.


  • Wen Fa, Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation
  • Prof. Bethany Berger, Wallace Stevens Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law

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