Breaking news: SCOTUS rules in favour of Masterpiece Cakeshop

Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. is a Colorado bakery owned and operated by Jack Phillips, an expert baker and devout Christian. On 4 June, in Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd et al v Colorado Civil Rights Commission et al 584 U. S. ____ (2018) 3, the US Supreme Court ruled by 7-2 (Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor dissenting) that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission’s actions in assessing Mr Phillips’s reasons for declining to make a cake for a same sex couple’s wedding celebration violated the Free Exercise Clause in the First Amendment to the US Constitution. Continue reading