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7/22/20 Iowa energy usage from wind went up to 41.90% ref.  This is up from 33.70% in 2018.

2019 - 41.90%
2018 - 33.70% Note: First drop since tracking started.
2017 - 36.90%
2016 - 35.76%
2015 - 31.27%
2014 - 28.53%
2013 - 27.40%
2012 - 25.00%
2011 - 19.00%

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Oral arguments heard in Colorado District Court in third Jack Phillips case
4/15/20 On Thursday, 04/09/20, Colorado District Court heard oral arguments on whether to dismiss the case against Jack Phillips for declining to make a same sex themed gender transition cake for Autumn Scardina.  A ruling is expected by the end of April.  ref1, ref2

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Blaine Adamson wins at Kentucky Supreme Court
10/31/19 Today, 10/31/19, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled in favor of Blaine Adamson of Hands on Originals stating that the plaintiffs lacked standing. ref, pdf

Adam Baker, a representative of GLSO, filed the original complaint
with the Commission on behalf of GLSO alleging Hands On had
discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation in violation of Section 2-
33. Baker admitted the he did not file the complaint in his individual
capacity or on his individual behalf. Because GLSO itself was the . . . [more]

Another Cake Maker is Under Attack
8/15/19 Cathy Miller Department Of Fair Employment And Housing V. Cathy’s Creations, Inc.

  • 08/26/17 Two women enter Cathy Miller's Cakeshop and request a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding.  Cathy declines as it is against her religion.  She offers the couple any other items in her shop. ref
  • 10/18/17 The same sex couple files a complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). ref
  • 12/13/17 DFEH files for a temporary restraining order against Cathy Miller . . . [more]

    Bakery and Florist Rulings
    6/17/19 Sweet Cakes by Melissa

  • 6/17/19: The Supreme Court sends the case back to the lower courts and orders them to review the case again in light of the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission ruling on 6/4/18. ref

    It is unclear at present which court will be rehearing this case next.  In the Arlene's Flowers case the ruling took about a year before we heard anything, so it very well may be a year before we hear anything further in this case.

    Arlene's Flowers

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    Supreme Court asks Washington Supreme Court to rehear case against Barronelle Stutzman
    6/25/18 Today, 6/25/18, the Supreme Court asked the Washington Supreme Court to rehear case against Barronelle Stutzman in light of the the recent ruling for Jack Phillips. ref, pdf

    See: hot cases 3

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    Iowa Wind energy usage in 2019
    7/22/20 Iowa energy usage from wind went up to 41.90% ref.  This is up from 33.70% in 2018.

    2019 - 41.90%
    2018 - 33.70% Note: First drop since tracking started.
    2017 - 36.90%
    2016 - 35.76%
    2015 - 31.27%
    2014 - 28.53%
    2013 - 27.40%
    2012 - 25.00%
    2011 - 19.00%

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    Blaine Adamson to have oral arguments at Kentucky Supreme Court
    8/14/19 Update 8/14/19: The Kentucky Supreme Court scheduled 8/23/19 to hear oral arguments in Hands On Originals v. Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission. ref




    Kentucky State Judge James Ishmael ruled today, 4/27/15, that Blaine Adamson, the owner of a Christian print business, was within his rights to refuse an order that violated the convictions of the owner(s) of Hands On Originals.  This policy was stated on the owner's website. ref

    It is their constitutional right to . . . [more]

    Appeal filed with Oregon Court of Appeals on behalf of the Kleins
    8/13/19 08/08/19: First Liberty Institute and Boyden Gray & Associates files a brief with the Oregon Court of Appeals to request a ruling to vacate BOLI’s Order and direct BOLI to enter final judgment for Melissa and Aaron Klein. ref, pdf

    See also: Hot Cases 3

    States that offer assisted suicide
    8/1/19 States that offer assisted suicide:

  • Colorado
  • Montana
  • Washington
  • Oregon
  • New Jersey 8/1/19
  • New Mexico
  • Vermont

    ref. ref2

    Update: Added New Mexico and Vermont.

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