Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission (2018)

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Case issue: 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?

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  • 5
    AP US GOV

    Posted by Trevor Shoffer on Jan 24th 2020

    It was a good tool to examine Free exercise clasuse

  • 5
    Super Useful

    Posted by Mary Anne Christy on Jul 23rd 2019

    This case continues to be relevant and the way Street Law lays it all out is super helpful. What a great resource!

  • 5
    Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

    Posted by Julie Weaver on Mar 27th 2019

    Excellent explanation, good analysis of the decision, easy to understand.