Analysis

Justices See An Out In Masterpiece Case. Will They Use It?

Law360, New York (December 7, 2017, 4:59 PM EST) -- During Tuesday’s hearing in a blockbuster LGBT rights case, the Supreme Court hinted at a way out of the dispute without having to create new law on whether religious business owners can deny certain services to same-sex weddings. But court watchers aren’t sure they’ll take it.

The possibility of an escape hatch in Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission surfaced well into the arguments in the case, which centers around a Christian baker who refused to make a cake for a gay couple and...
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