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Editor's Note :

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Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-111 Colo. App. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether applying Colorado's public accommodations law to compel the petitioner to create expression that violates his sincerely held religious beliefs about marriage violates the free speech or free exercise clauses of the First Amendment.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Jul 22 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 24, 2016)
Aug 4 2016Waiver of right of respondents Colorado Civil Rights Commission, et al. to respond filed.
Aug 11 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 23, 2016, for all respondents.
Aug 22 2016Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Foundation For Moral Law.
Aug 23 2016Waiver of right of respondents Charlie Craig and David Mullins to respond filed.
Aug 24 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 26, 2016.
Aug 31 2016Response Requested . (Due September 30, 2016)
Sep 15 2016Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 29, 2016, for all respondents.
Nov 28 2016Brief of respondents Charlie Craig and David Mullins in opposition filed.
Nov 29 2016Brief of respondent Colorado Civil Rights Commission in opposition filed.
Dec 12 2016Reply of petitioners Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd., et al. filed.
Dec 14 2016DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 6, 2017.
Jan 3 2017Rescheduled.
Jan 9 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 13, 2017.
Jan 10 2017Record Requested .
Jan 30 2017Record received from the Supreme Court of Colorado (1 box).
Feb 1 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 17, 2017.
Feb 15 2017Rescheduled.
Feb 21 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 24, 2017.
Feb 27 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 3, 2017.
Mar 13 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 17, 2017.
Mar 20 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 24, 2017.
Mar 27 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 31, 2017.
 
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