Resource: Leisl Carpenter v Tom Vilsack and Zach Ducheneaux

By: Mountain States Legal Foundation

July 8, 2021

Mountain States Legal Foundation

In March 2021, the Biden administration signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) COVID-19 stimulus plan, providing $4 billion to forgive loans for socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. But white farmers and ranchers are excluded in violation of the Constitution’s guarantee of Equal Protection, which is secured under the Fifth Amendment.