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Oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission heard before the U.S. Supreme Court

12/6/17 On 12/05/17 the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.  A decision is expected by June 2018.


Facts:

Case No. 16-111.
Case Name: Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission
At stake: whether Christians must give up their religious beliefs when entering the work place.

People:

Kristen K. Waggoner, Scottsdale, Arizona; on behalf of the Petitioners
General. Noel J. Francisco, Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.; on behalf of the United States, as amicus curiae, supporting the Petitioners
Frederick R. Yarger, Solicitor General, Denver, Colorado; on behalf of the State Respondent
David D. Cole, Washington, D.C.; on behalf of the private Respondents

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Oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission heard before the U.S. Supreme Court
12/6/17 On 12/05/17 the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.  A decision is expected by June 2018.


Facts:

Case No. 16-111.
Case Name: Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission
At stake: whether Christians must give up their religious beliefs when entering the work place.

People:

Kristen K. Waggoner, Scottsdale, Arizona; on behalf of the Petitioners
General. Noel J. Francisco, Solicitor General, Department . . . [more]

U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear Jack Phillips case
6/27/17 On Monday, 6/26/17, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the case against Jack Phillip's of Masterpiece Cakeshop for refusing to make a cake to honor a same sex wedding.  ref, ref2, ref3, ref4

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Oregon Court of Appeals hears Appeal by Kleins
3/3/17 Yesterday, 3/2/17, the three judge panel from the Oregon Court of Appeals heard the appeal of the $135,000 fine proposed by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries and, later, upheld by then Oregon Labor Commissioner, Brad Avakian back on 4/24/15 ref, ref2, ref3.

If needed, the next level of appeals would be the Oregon Supreme Court.  A ruling will likely be released later this year.

It is assumed that this case will make it, along with many others, to the U.S. Supreme Court.  The signif . . . [more]

Washington state Supreme Court rules against Barronelle Stutzman
2/17/17 Washington state Supreme Court on 2/16/17, rules against florist, Barronelle Stutzman, who declined to make flower arrangements for a same-sex wedding and says she must pay for the court costs up to this time. It was determined by the court that Barronelle Stutzman engaged in sexual discrimination.

As applied in this case, the Washington Law Against Discrimination does not compel speech or association. And assuming that it substantially burdens Stutzman's religious free exercise, the Washing . . . [more]

University pays $25,000 to student expelled for religious beliefs
1/31/17 Missouri State University pays Andrew Cash $25,000 in a settlement in December 2016 on the condition that he not apply FOR admission or work at Missouri State University and the university would not admit guilt.

Andrew Cash was kicked out of the Master's Counseling program after he said he would not counsel homosexual couples regarding their marriage and would instead refer them to another counselor.

Emily Brooker was paid $27,000 when she sued the university in 2006 when she received a l . . . [more]

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Net Neutrality: an interview with Ajit Pai
11/28/17 On November 21, 2017 The Daily Signal had a 12:22 min video interview with Ajit Pai who answered questions from viewers regarding the impact of repealing Net Neutrality.  This is the only video interview with Ajit Pai regarding Net Neutrality that I am aware of.

Some of the questions include the following:

"How will this impact competitiveness?"
"How will this affect innovation?"
"Will this encourage more competitiveness between ISPs?"
"Will reversing Net Neutrality benefit only big bus . . . [more]

4th Circuit rules that Peace Cross amounts to state sponsorship of religion
10/25/17 A three judge panel for the 4th Circuit court of Appeals rules that the Peace Cross located in Bladensburg, Maryland amounts to a state sponsorship of religion.  Chief Judge Roger L. Gregory in his dissenting opinion which begins on page 34 concludes that allowing the Peace Cross to stand does not violate the establishment clause.


This Memorial stands in witness to the VALOR, ENDURANCE, COURAGE, and
DEVOTION of the forty-nine residents of Prince George’s County, Maryland "who lost
thei . . . [more]

Wisconsin Right to Work law upheld
7/12/17 Act 10 - Collective Bargaining 2011

  • 02/14/11 Massive riots ranging between 1,000 to 100,000 every day begin in Wisconsin to protest and prevent Act 10 from being voted on and was a large contributing factor leading to the recall vote of Governor Scott Walker. wiki ref, ref2
  • 02/17/11 14 Democrat senators flee to Chicago Illinois to prevent vote on Act 10. wiki ref
  • 03/15/11 The fleeing Senators return. wiki ref
  • 06/16/11 Riots at the state capitol end. wiki ref
  • 06/29/11 . . . [more]

    Judge in Gosnell case sues to have Gosnell movie stopped
    6/27/17 Judge Jeffrey Minehart on or before Friday, 6/23/17, sues to stop movie from being released claiming it portrays his as a villain. ref

    Gosnell Movie Updates

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