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Swing Vote Kennedy Conflicted In Masterpiece Cakeshop Case

Law360, Washington (December 5, 2017, 2:56 PM EST) -- In a major case over whether a Christian baker can refuse to make a custom wedding cake for a same-sex couple, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who is expected to cast the deciding vote, appeared torn between supporting religious liberty and LGBT rights during oral arguments Tuesday.

Justice Kennedy –– whose dual legacies in gay rights and free expression have left court watchers guessing in the case –– expressed concern for the dignity of the LGBT community, while also saying that religious tolerance is “essential in...
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