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The Justices And Masterpiece Cakeshop: 18th Time A Charm?

Law360, New York (June 15, 2017, 10:50 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court’s justices have been considering whether to take on a case pitting religious freedom against gay rights for an eye-popping 18 conferences, a delay experts say may be tied to dissent within the group, a new justice and the wait for a similar case to play out in Washington state.

It’s not abnormal for the justices to relist cases, whether to get more information or simply to sit on the petition longer, but one legal expert placed Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission as having the second-highest number of relists he’s seen. Vinson & Elkins LLP’s...

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