Indiana Right to Farm Statute Challenged in Supreme Court Cert Petition

Represented by the Harvard Animal Law & Policy Clinic, two families have filed a petition for writ of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court, asking the Court to review Indiana’s Right to Farm Act. The Petitioners assert that the statute violates the Takings Clause of the U.S. Constitution because it denies homeowners any remedy when a massive Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) is sited next to their homes and spews noxious odors and particles onto their property, making it impossible for them to use and enjoy their property.