New York Times calls Professor Rick Garnett "big name" in Masterpiece Cakeshop case

Author: Brooke Zentmeyer

In the article "Where to Draw Line on Free Speech? Wedding Cake Case Vexes Lawyers", New York Times columnist Adam Liptak discusses the positions prominent legal scholars have taken on the upcoming case, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The case, which considers whether a Colorado baker had the constitutional right to refuse to make a cake for a same-sex wedding, will be argued before the Supreme Court next month. Liptak refers to Professor Richard Garnett as a "big name" on the side supporting the baker. Liptak lists Garnett among a group of other professors from the nation's top law schools who signed a brief that argued the "state’s effort to compel Phillips to use his artistic talents in a manner violative of his sincere convictions offends the vital constitutional commitment to freedom of expression”.