Ian Eppler // 11/5/17 //
The Supreme Court should reject the argument that the First Amendment gives commercial businesses a right to discriminate, writes David Gans for Take Care.
The Trump administration’s complicity claims in the Jane Doe abortion case were properly rejected, and the Supreme Court should reject similar claims in Masterpiece Cakeshop, writes Michael Dorf for Verdict.
Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission could “punch a significant hole in civil rights laws nationwide” if the Supreme Court accepts the religious baker’s arguments, writes Joshua Matz in Take Care.
A federal judge temporarily has blocked the Trump Administration’s ban on transgender people serving in the military, noting that the stated justifications for the ban “do not appear to be supported by any facts,” writesThe Economist.
The Colorado non-discrimination law at issue in Masterpiece Cakeshop violates the Free Exercise Clause, argue Thomas C. Berg and Douglas Laycock at Take Care.
A federal judge blocked the Trump Administration from enforcing its military transgender ban, ruling that the policy appeared to be rooted solely in a desire to express disapproval of transgender people, rather than facts (NYT, WaPo, Reuters)