Monday, October 30, 2017
A Review of Masterpiece Cakeshop’s Suprme Court Brief
At Lady (Legal) Writer, Megan Boyd offers an analysis of the Cakeshop’s brief. The analysis deals with the quality of the technical persuasive argument and does not take sides. A brief reminder:
Petitioners’ Brief in Masterpiece Cakeshop, a dispute over provisions of Colorado’s Anti-Discrimination Act. Masterpiece Cakeshop and its owner, Jack Phillips, were found to have violated Colorado’s Anti-Discrimination Act after Phillips refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, Charlie Craig and David Mullins. After legal wrangling before Colorado agencies, the Colorado Court of Appeals rejected Phillips’s free-speech and free-exercise arguments and upheld the decision of the Colorado Civil Rights Division’s ALJ.
This analysis could be a good addition to a Legal Writing class. You can access it here (October 16, 2017).