Additional resources: Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Previous news releases:

  • 2017-12-04: ADF to take stand for artistic freedom at US Supreme Court Tuesday
  • 2017-11-22: ADF answers Colorado at US Supreme Court: ‘Artists shouldn’t be forced to express what govt dictates’
  • 2017-11-09: Debate: ‘Masterpiece Cakeshop at US Supreme Court’ at Newseum on Nov. 13
  • 2017-11-01: Debate: ‘Masterpiece Cakeshop at US Supreme Court’ at Newseum on Nov. 13
  • 2017-10-20: African-American leaders supporting cake artist at US Supreme Court set record straight on civil rights
  • 2017-10-18: Colorado cake artist Jack Phillips receives ‘Courage in the Face of Power’ Award
  • 2017-09-08: US, 20 states, 479 creative professionals join others to support artistic, religious freedom at Supreme Court
  • 2017-09-06: Cake, floral artists to join members of Congress at news conference Thursday
  • 2017-08-31: Cake artist to Supreme Court: Affirm artistic freedom, free speech
  • 2017-06-26: US Supreme Court agrees to weigh in on Colorado cake artist’s freedom
  • 2016-07-22: Colorado cake artist asks US Supreme Court to protect his freedom of expression
  • 2016-04-25: Colo. cake artist weighing all options after state high court declines to take case
  • 2015-10-23: Cake artist asks Colo. Supreme Court to affirm his freedom of expression
  • 2015-08-13: Colo. court lets government punishment of cake artist stand, rejects his First Amendment freedoms
  • 2015-04-06: Colo. Civil Rights Commission issues inconsistent cake artist decisions
  • 2015-04-01: Colo. cake artist exemplifies need for state laws protecting religious freedom
  • 2015-01-23: ADF: Don’t force cake artist who supports same-sex marriage to speak against her beliefs
  • 2015-01-12: Revealed: Colo. commissioner compared cake artist to Nazi
  • 2014-07-17: Colo. cake artist appeals govt ‘re-education’ order
  • 2014-05-30: Colo. cake artist considering appeal of Civil Rights Commission decision
  • 2014-05-30: Artistic expression at stake in Colo. cake artist case
  • 2014-01-06: Cake artists are citizens, not government servants
  • 2013-12-06: Colo. court denies baker’s freedom in same-sex ceremony suit
  • 2013-12-03: ADF: Colo. cake artist shouldn’t be forced to support same-sex ceremonies


  • Jack Phillips: I’m the Masterpiece Cakeshop baker. Will the Supreme Court uphold my freedom? (Washington Post, 2018-04-26)
  • Michael Farris: The three most important First Amendment cases of 2018 (PoliZette, 2018-04-19)
  • Barronelle Stutzman: All we ask is for the freedom to live out our beliefs (USA Today, 2018-02-25)
  • Marissa Mayer: This week I was denied a service because of the company’s values—and I’m okay with that (Daily Signal, 2018-01-10)
  • Paul Coleman: Masterpiece Cakeshop: Are we free to disagree? (Spiked, 2017-12-15)
  • Jack Phillips: Colo. baker at the center of a Supreme Court case takes no guff from Duff (Baltimore Sun, 2017-12-14)
  • James Gottry: In ‘Masterpiece’ case, the Supreme Court will decide what tolerance requires (The Hill, 2017-12-09)
  • Jordan Lorence: Line drawing in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case (National Review, 2017-12-09)
  • Jeff Shafer: Masterpiece wedding cakes: The context-dependence of meaning (Jurist, 2017-12-08)
  • Kristen Waggoner: Artistic freedom in a cake at stake (Washington Times, 2017-12-04)
  • James Gottry: Cake artist Jack Phillips deserves First Amendment protection (Denver Post, 2017-12-04)
  • Jack Phillips: Here’s why I can’t custom-design cakes for same-sex weddings (USA Today, 2017-12-04)
  • Michael Farris: Why Masterpiece Cakeshop case could bring a major Supreme Court ruling on free expression (Fox News, 2017-12-04)
  • Jim Campbell: Cake shop case is about much more than same-sex marriage (Arizona Republic, 2017-12-01)
  • James Gottry: Freedom of expression is a right the Supreme Court must uphold (The Hill, 2017-11-28)
  • James Gottry: Artists shouldn't need to choose between their conscience and their craft (The Hill, 2017-11-10)
  • James Gottry: It’s entirely possible to support both artistic freedom and same-sex marriage (The Hill, 2017-10-25)
  • James Gottry: Bakers should be allowed to have their cake—and their freedom (The Hill, 2017-10-13)
  • Michael Farris: Masterpiece Cakeshop’s case is about artistic freedom, not discrimination (Washington Post, 2017-09-25)
  • James Gottry: Christian artists should have the same free speech game as Colin Kaepernick (The Federalist, 2017-08-30)
  • Jonathan Scruggs: Masterpiece Cakeshop: Can the state force us to agree with its views? (National Review, 2017-08-28)
  • Andreas Thonhauser: A luta de um confeiteiro pela liberdade interessa a todos (Gazeta do Povo, 2017-08-22)
  • Jonathan Scruggs: Google memos and pro-Trump cakes: When free speech values collide (The Hill, 2017-08-09)
  • Samuel Green: Freedom for Christian cake artist is freedom for all, even same-sex marriage backers (The Hill, 2017-07-18)
  • Jim Campbell: The Supreme Court puts a baker’s business—and artistic freedom—on the line (Washington Post, 2017-06-28)
  • James Gottry: U.S. Supreme Court to consider whether government can be the Cake Boss (Denver Post, 2017-06-26)
  • Jim Campbell: Arguments separating fashion designers from other artists aren’t worthy of the runway (National Review, 2017-01-23)
  • Samuel Green: Religious freedom under attack in Colorado (Washington Examiner, 2016-10-12)
  • Jack Phillips: Why I’m asking the U.S. Supreme Court to protect artistic freedom (Denver Post, 2016-07-22)
  • Jeremy Tedesco: Everyone should be able to have their First Amendment cake & eat it too (Religion News Service, 2015-01-29)

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