Supreme Court won't take up florist case

Supreme Court won't take up florist case

The country's top judges ruled 7-2 in his favour.

The 73-year-old Stutzman and her attorneys with the legal nonprofit Alliance Defending Freedom maintain there is ample evidence the state persecuted her while overlooking cases of reverse discrimination such as a 2017 incident in which the owner of a Seattle coffee shop allegedly booted out Christian anti-abortion and anti-gay leafleters.

America hasn't heard the last of religious business owners who decline to create things for events that violate their beliefs. "Once again, Texans have the power to govern themselves", Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said.

Texas Republicans praised and Democrats rejected the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling that the Texas Legislature did not purposely discriminate against minority voters when developing political boundaries. "It is time the Washington state supreme court acknowledge that fact and remove the threat of crippling fines from Barronelle, imposed on her simply because she was following her deeply held beliefs", Perkins concluded.

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court once again passed on the opportunity to make sweeping decisions on redistricting and voting rights cases.

The lower court found that the configuration of two U.S. House of Representatives districts violated the Voting Rights Act, a 1965 federal law that protects minority voters and was enacted to address a history of racial discrimination in voting, especially in Southern states.

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Republicans in 2016 won 10 of the 13 House districts - 77 percent of them - despite getting just 53 percent of the statewide vote, almost same result as in 2014, by virtue of the strategic drawing of electoral boundaries.

Associate law professor Jim Oleske at Lewis and Clark Law School talked to Colorado Matters about the impact of Masterpiece on the Arlene's Flowers case, and where it goes from here. The two sued Stutzman after she declined, because of her faith, to design custom floral arrangements celebrating the same-sex wedding of a customer she had served for almost 10 years. "We have every reason to believe the Washington State Supreme Court will reaffirm Curt and Robert's right to be full and equal members of our society".

With the conservative justices in the majority in two 5-4 decisions, the court resolved two outstanding cases - ruling in favor of Texas electoral districts that a lower court had struck down as racially discriminatory and American Express in an antitrust dispute with states over the company's rules prohibiting merchants from steering consumers to other credit cards that charges lower fees.

In that case, the majority agreed that Phillips was met with "religious hostility" on the part of a state civil rights commission that ruled against him while allowing other bakers to turn away a customer seeking cakes with anti-gay messages. "That's unprecedented in Washington state in such a case".

Republican State Representative Matt Krause said, "I think the ruling was a good one from the Supreme Court".

"The state of Washington has targeted me for over five years", Stutzman said.

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