Jeffrey Stein  //  12/4/17  //  Topic Update

This week, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Masterpiece Cakeshop, a case invoking the conflict between religious beliefs and non-discrimination ordinances (SCOTUSBlog).

  • The Masterpiece Cakeshop case is not about religious freedom, writes Jennifer Finney Boylan at NYT.
  • There is no constitutional right to refuse service to a person based on sexual orientation, writes Erwin Chemerinsky at The Sacramento Bee.
  • A ruling in favor of Masterpiece Cakeshop would destroy discrimination law, writeDavid Glasgow and Kenji Yoshino.
  • Eric Segall examines how a ‘committed originalist’ should decide the case.
  • Sarah Posner explores the Alliance Defending Freedom, who is representing Masterpiece Cakeshop.

Updates | The Week of February 19, 2018

2/25/18  //  Daily Update

Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed a new charge against Paul Manafort while Richard Gates pled guilty. Meanwhile, President Trump's proposal to arm teachers drew controversy in Washington.

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Harvard Law School

Updates | The Week of February 5, 2018

2/11/18  //  Daily Update

The Nunes memo set off aftershocks; agencies scrambled to implement the Trump Administration's policies to mixed effect; and Congress passes a budget after a brief overnight shutdown.

Updates | The Week of January 22, 2018

1/28/18  //  Daily Update

The Senate confirmed Sam Brownback, former Kansas governor, as the American Ambassador-at-Large for Religious Freedom. HHS's new religious freedom division constitutes a new attack on women's health, wrote Jamille Fields at The Hill.