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10/23/22 On Friday, 10/21/22, California Superior Court Judge Eric Bradshaw ruled that DFEH was prohibited from compelling Cathy Miller to violate the 1st Amendment by forcing her to support something which she does not agree.

Worded differently, the law cannot be used to compel someone to say something that they do not want to say as this violates the 1st Amendment.  ref, pdf

See also: Hot cases to watch part 3

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Cathy Miller wins in California Superior Court
10/23/22 On Friday, 10/21/22, California Superior Court Judge Eric Bradshaw ruled that DFEH was prohibited from compelling Cathy Miller to violate the 1st Amendment by forcing her to support something which she does not agree.

Worded differently, the law cannot be used to compel someone to say something that they do not want to say as this violates the 1st Amendment.  ref, pdf

See also: Hot cases to watch part 3

Updates in three First Amendment cases
10/20/22 OREGON: Sweet Cakes by Melissa

  • 07/12/22: BOLI declines to issue a new hearing and reduces the $135,000 fine to $30,000. ref

  • 09/07/22: First Liberty appeals to U.S. Supreme Court. ref

    COLORADO: Phillip's Masterpiece Cakeshop Autumn Scardina vs. Masterpiece Cakeshop and Jack Phillips

  • 10/04/22: Colorado Court of Appeals hears oral arguments.  Watch here or on youtube.


    This is an update on the status of the third and ongoing case against Jack Phillips who has been active . . . [more]

    Recent developments in three same sex marriage cases
    2/5/22 OREGON: Sweet Cakes by Melissa

  • 01/26/22: The Oregon Court of Appeals admits states that Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) acted with bias against the bakers' religion, however they sent the case back to BOLI to render further judgement against the Kleins.  The Kleins plan to appeal the decision to the Oregon Supreme Court next. ref


    This is bad news for the Kleins and upsetting to hear.  The persecution against the Kleins for their Christian faith for the past 9 years needs . . . [more]

    Colorado District Court rules against Jack Phillips
    6/16/21
    6/15/21: Colorado District Court rules that Jack Phillips violated Colorado's Anti Discrimination Act when he declined to make a custom cake that celebrated a gender transition. ref

    ADF has said they will appeal the decision. ref  ADF says the Barronelle Stutzman is still pending appeal before the U.S. Supreme Court.

    see also: Hot cases to watch part 3

    Jack Phillips in court again for refusing to create cake celebrating gender transition
    3/24/21
  • 03/04/21: Colorado District Court dismisses plaintiff's deceptive trade practice that claim that Jack Phillips advertised he would sell cakes to LGBT individuals with no intent to sell to said individuals.  The court left intact the claim that Autumn Scardina was denied a cake due to his protected status. pdf
  • 03/22/21: Colorado District Court hears virtual oral arguments from Jack Phillips and family on whether his business discriminated against Autumn Scardina on the basis of his sexua . . . [more]

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    Arizona starts filling in border wall gaps
    8/14/22 Arizona's outgoing Gov. Doug Ducey announced Friday, 8/12/22, that his state is now filling in gaps in the state's border wall using shipping containers ref, ref2.  The gaps will be filled in using the same technique that Texas began using on 10/29/21.  The shipping containers are double stacked at 22 feet high, welded shut and topped with concertina (razor) wire.  Trump's Border Wall is somewhat taller at 30 feet.

    It should be interesting to see if Arizona follows a path and timeline similar . . . [more]

    Texas Completes 1.7 Mile Border Wall
    7/16/22 On Tuesday 7/12/22, Texas Facilities Commission (TFC) Executive Director, Mike Novak reported that the 1.7 mile border wall on state owned land in Starr County has been completed.

    The border wall is of the same design as president Trump's border wall, which is a bollard design that is 18 to 30 feet tall with a steel plate at the top and several feet below ground.  The beams are 6 inches wide with 4 inches between each beam.  There are several detection methods to alert law enforcement of atte . . . [more]

    Texas gov. Greg Abbott authorizes Texas National Guard to return illegal aliens to border
    7/7/22 Today, 7/7/22, Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared the illegal aliens coming across the U.S. / Mexico border into the state of Texas an invasion and used his State and Constitutional authority to make an executive order [Executive Order No. GA-41] official press release, authorizing the Texas National Guard and the Texas Department of Public Safety to return the illegal aliens to the border at a port of entry. ref

    Texas Border Wall nears completion
    6/26/22
    06/20/22: Texas Facilities Commission announces that the the 1.7 mile border wall in Starr County is largely complete, but the final gates, lighting, and road work is still being completed. ref

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