Tuesday round-up

In The National Law Journal (subscription or registration required), Tony Mauro highlights an amicus brief filed “on behalf of a group of ‘cake artists’ across the country” in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which stems from a baker’s refusal to create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple; the brief “contains roughly three dozen photos of luscious wedding and other special-occasion cakes, ranging from one that looks like a silver pot brimming with crawfish waiting to be boiled, to a ‘Pistol Pete’ cake for a couple who first met at Oklahoma State University.” Garrett Epps discusses the case at The Atlantic, observing that the federal government, in its amicus brief filed in support of the baker relying on the First Amendment’s speech clause, “asks [for] a constitutional exemption to civil-rights laws regardless of the underlying motive.” At Dorf on Law, Eric Segall argues that the baker’s “speech claims cannot be satisfactorily resolved on the present record, and therefore the Court should not resolve [them].”


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