How will the actions and findings of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy play out in the case of the cake baker against the same-sex marriage couple that felt discriminated against? The left has seen Kennedy as a swing vote in their favor in past cases before the Court. Thanks to Kennedy, same-sex marriage is legal. This is different. The Judge’s own findings can be used to support the cake maker in this case. This will get interesting. Read what the court watchers are thinking in this article.
As Written by Nicole Russell for the Washington Examiner:
After weeks of build-up in the news cycle, and years of preparation on both sides, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, one of the most important free speech and free exercise cases in 50 years. No one knows how the court will rule, but speculation is a sport in law and politics, and some predictions are surprising.
Most scholars, attorneys, and other interested parties predict Justices Sotomayor, Ginsburg, Breyer, and Kagan will side with the gay couple who sued Masterpiece for refusing to bake a custom wedding cake for their same-sex wedding. Justices Roberts, Alito, Thomas, and Gorsuch will likely side with the Masterpiece owner, Jack Phillips, arguing he has the right to freely express himself via his custom cakes and that no one can compel him to “speak” — particularly as it would violate his conscience to do so. The likely swing vote who will decide the fate of this case is Justice Kennedy.
Since he wrote the opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges, which made same-sex marriage legal nationwide, some assumed Kennedy would side with the gay couple during arguments, via the debate that occurs both between the justices and the attorney, and between the justices themselves — often their own questions signal to each other which……..
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