Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission was our winter 2017 SCOTUS in the Classroom case.
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Does enforcement of Colorado’s anti-discrimination law require Masterpiece Cakeshop to create expression in a way that violates the baker’s free speech or free exercise rights under the First Amendment?
- Brief of Petitioner: Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd., et al.
- Brief of Respondent: Colorado Civil Rights Commission and Charlie Craig and David Mullins
News Articles and Resources:
- SCOTUSblog: Wedding Cakes v. Religious Beliefs? In Plain English
- New York Times: Where to Draw Line on Free Speech? Wedding Cake Case Vexes Lawyers
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It was a good tool to examine Free exercise clasuse
This case continues to be relevant and the way Street Law lays it all out is super helpful. What a great resource!
Excellent explanation, good analysis of the decision, easy to understand.