The Christian Baker’s Unanswered Legal Argument: Why the Strongest Objections Fail
The Supreme Court is about to decide whether a baker has a First Amendment right not to be compelled to design and create cakes celebrating same-sex weddings. The baker’s best legal argument is simple, and it survives the best objections filed by the ACLU and Progressive scholars.
by Sherif Girgis, Nov 29, 2017 | Excerpted from PUBLIC DISCOURSE @ The Witherspoon Institute
Next week, the Supreme Court will hear one of the most important free speech cases in years, a case of special concern to libertarians and conservatives, small business-owners, artisans, and religious believers. Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission involves Jack Phillips, a baker who claims a First Amendment right not to be compelled to design and create custom wedding cakes for same-sex weddings. Many legal commentators think the case is either a very close call or a certain defeat for Phillips.
In fact, Phillips’s case is very strong. It is based Continue reading