Justices Hear Competing Voices in Wedding Cake Discrimination Case
The number of amicus briefs filed in the case of a Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple will not break the record set in the U.S. Supreme Court's 2015 marriage equality cases, but it clearly signals the high stakes involved for civil rights, business and religious communities. More than 80 briefs in total have been lodged with the justices in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission—short of the record 148 in the same-sex marriage challenges. Not surprisingly, the Masterpiece briefs reflect a familiar divide.
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Tony Mauro, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. A lead writer for ALM's Supreme Court Brief, Tony focuses on the court's history and traditions, appellate advocacy and the SCOTUS cases that matter most to business litigators. Contact him at email@example.com. On Twitter: @Tonymauro
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