Cakes, Conscience, and Equality

Dec 6, 2017

Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the case of the Colorado baker who refused to make a custom wedding cake for a gay couple. Court observers Amy Wildermuth and RonNell Andersen Jones join us to talk about what happened.

Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the case of the Colorado baker who refused to make a custom wedding cake for a gay couple. Jack Phillips says he is an artist, and his cakes are free expression. Forcing him to make that cake, his lawyers argue, would be the same as forcing him to say something he doesn’t believe. Court observers Amy Wildermuth and RonNell Andersen Jones join us to talk about where the court may be headed and what it means for equality and free speech.

Guests:

  • RonNell Andersen Jones is a Professor in the College of Law at the University of Utah. She teaches and writes about the intersection between the media and the courts, with a particular focus on the U.S. Supreme Court. Jones clerked for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
  • Amy Wildermuth is also a Professor of Law at the University of Utah with expertise in U.S. Supreme Court practice and administrative law. Wildermuth clerked for Justice John Paul Stevens of the Supreme Court.

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