First Amendment News


The Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari in Klein v. Oregon today, vacated the judgment below, and remanded the case back to the Court of Appeals of Oregon for reconsideration in light of the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. Oregon sought to compel the Kleins to design and create a custom wedding cake to celebrate a same-sex wedding ritual in violation of their sincerely held religious beliefs. The Kleins claim their refusal was protected by the free speech and free exercise clauses of the First Amendment.

UPDATE—My podcasting partner Stacy McCain has thoughts on the case and surrounding issues here.

1 thought on “First Amendment News

  1. Unfortunately, the State of Oregon is unlikely to change its mind, so the case will work its way back up to SCOTUS. The process is the punishment for the Kleins.

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