The Supreme Court delivers a victory for property rights in Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid

June 23, 2021 | By PLF

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a victory for property owners with their decision in Cedar Point Nursery v Hassid. The Supreme Court affirmed that the government cannot force people to allow third parties to trespass on their property.

In 2015, union activists stormed Cedar Point Nursery to harass the farm workers who work there in an effort to get them to join the United Farm Workers union. The farm owner, Mike Fahner, didn’t give the union permission to come onto the property and didn’t know they were coming. But worst of all, Fahner wasn’t legally allowed to tell them to leave because of a California law that allows union activists to invade private property to recruit new members.

Fahner and other California farmers challenged California’s law in court and their case made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Property rights are at the heart of Cedar Point Nursery v Hassid. Below is a list of resources that will help you understand what’s at stake.


Mike Fahner’s story

A farmer’s relentless bravery has led him all the way to the Supreme Court to fight for property rights


Media coverage of Cedar Point

Multiple media outlets make errors about upcoming Supreme Court case Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid

National Review: A SCOTUS case that could shape property rights for years to come

The Hill: Supreme Court should affirm California farmers’ property rights

Orange County Register: The Supreme Court must protect the property rights of California farmers

Daily Journal: High court should take opportunity to restore the right to exclude


Legal and historical background

Frequently asked questions about Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid

Fighting for property rights at the Supreme Court during Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid

Amicus Briefs for upcoming Cedar Point Supreme Court case show importance of property rights

California’s friends miss the mark in Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid

Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid is an agriculture property rights case with implications beyond the farm

What is the Takings Clause of the 5th Amendment?

The Magna Carta, property rights, and the right of exclusion

The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution: A Primer


Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid and labor unions

Labor unions shouldn’t get a special pass to trespass on private property

What is a labor union and why should you care?