June 8, 2018

June 5, 2018 - Professor Kate Shaw wrote an op-ed in The New York Times, focusing on the Supreme Court's ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The court ruled in favor of a Colorado baker named Jack Phillips who, on religious grounds, had refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.

"What was surprising was the lopsided 7-2 vote count," Shaw wrote. "Only Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor, the two dissenting justices, would have ruled that the First Amendment’s protection of the free exercise of religion did not shield Mr. Phillips from a Colorado anti-discrimination law. As is often the case, however, the overall vote count obscured deep disagreements among the justices who joined the majority opinion."

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