Argued

No. 16-111

Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd., et al. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, et al.

from the Court of Appeals of Colorado

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Docket Entries

Argued. For petitioners: Kristen K. Waggoner, Scottsdale, Ariz.; and Noel J. Francisco, Solicitor General, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. (for United States, as amicus curiae.) For State respondent: Frederick R. Yarger, Solicitor General, Denver, Colo. For private respondents: David D. Cole, Washington, D. C.

Reply of petitioners Masterpiece Cakeshop, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument GRANTED.

Joint motion for divided argument filed by respondents GRANTED.

Brief amici curiae of County of Santa Clara, Cities of New York and Los Angeles, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Public Accommodation Law Scholars filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Canadian Civil Liberties Association, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Service Employees International Union filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of National LGBTQ Task Force, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Former Representative Tony Coelho, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of 211 Members of Congress filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Professor Tobias B. Wolff filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of Civil Rights Forum filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Corporate Law Professors filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Central Conference of American Rabbis, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Ilan H. Meyer, PhD, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Thirty-Seven Businesses and Organizations filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of 15 Faith and Civil Rights Organizations filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Main Street Alliance, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Floyd Abrams, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of American Bar Association filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of American Psychological Association, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of OutServe-SLDN, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Massachusetts, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Scholars of Behavioral Science and Economics filed. (Reprinted Copy Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of National League of Cities, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Colorado Organizations and Individuals filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Transgender Law Center, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Church-State Scholars filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Chefs, Bakers, and Restaurateurs filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of National Women's Law Center and Other Groups filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Center for Inquiry, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Brief amicus curiae of First Amendment Scholars filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of the General Synod of the United Church of Christ, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Motion of John Gunter, Jr., et al. for leave to intervene DENIED.

Motion of Chris Sevier, et al. for leave to intervene DENIED.

Brief amicus curiae of Freedom From Religion Foundation filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders and American Society on Aging filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of Scholars of the Constitutional Rights and Interests of Children filed. (Distributed)

Brief amici curiae of American Unity Fund, et al. filed. (Distributed)

Motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument filed.

Brief of respondents Charlie Craig and David Mullins filed. (Distributed)

Brief of respondent Colorado Civil Rights Commission filed. (Distributed)

CIRCULATED

Joint motion for divided argument filed by respondents.

SET FOR ARGUMENT Tuesday, December 5, 2017

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/27/2017.

Motion for leave to intervene filed by John Gunter, Jr., et al.

Motion for leave to intervene filed by Chris Sevier, et al.

Brief amici curiae of Utah Republican State Senators filed.

Brief amici curiae of William Jack and The National Center for Law and Policy filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Christian Law Association filed.

Brief amicus curiae of David Boyle in support of neither party filed.

Brief amici curiae of National Legal Foundation, et al. filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Concerned Women for America filed.

Brief amicus curiae of CatholicVote.org filed.

Brief amici curiae of States of Texas, et al. filed.

Brief amicus curiae of First Amendment Lawyers Association filed.

Brief amici curiae of Restoring Religious Freedom Project filed.

Brief amici curiae of 479 Creative Professionals filed.

Brief amici curiae of Freedom X and Rabbi Dovid Bressman filed.

Brief amici curiae of Professors Christopher R. Green and David R. Upham filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Legal Scholar Adam J. MacLeod filed.

Brief amici curiae of Christian Legal Society, et al. filed.

Brief amicus curiae of National Jewish Commission on Law and Public Affairs ("COLPA") filed on behalf of Orthodox Jewish Organizations filed.

Brief amici curiae of Aaron and Melissa Klein filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Institute for Justice in support of neither party filed.

Brief amici curiae of C 12 Group, et al. filed.

Brief amici curiae of Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, et al. filed.

Brief amici curiae of American College of Pediatricians, et al. filed.

Brief amici curiae of United States Senators and Representatives filed.

Brief amici curiae of Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), et al. filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Richard Lawrence filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Christian Business Owners Supporting Religious Freedom filed.

Brief amici curiae of Public Advocate of the United States, et al. filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Sherif Girgis filed.

Brief amici curiae of 34 Legal Scholars filed.

Brief amici curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence and National Organization for Marriage filed.

Brief amici curiae of International Christian Photographers and Center for Arizona Policy filed.

Brief amici curiae of 33 Family Policy Organizations filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Agudath Israel of America filed.

Brief amici curiae of Cake Artists in support of neither party filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed.

Brief amici curiae of Mark Regnerus, et al. filed.

Brief amici curiae of National Black Religious Broadcasters, et al. filed.

Brief amicus curiae of United States filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Liberty Counsel filed.

Brief amici curiae of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, et al. filed.

Brief amici curiae of Law and Economics Scholars filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Foundation for Moral Law filed.

Brief amici curiae of North Carolina Values Coalition and the Family Research Council filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Independence Law Center filed.

Brief amici curiae of Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D., et al. filed.

Brief amici curiae of Cato Institute, et al. filed.

Brief amicus curiae of Thomas More Society filed.

Brief amici curiae of Rev. Patrick Mahoney, et al. filed.

Brief amici curiae of Southeastern Legal Foundation, et al. filed.

Brief amici curiae of Indiana Family Institute, Inc., et al. filed.

Brief of petitioners Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd., et al. filed.

Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)

Brief amici curiae of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, et al. filed.

Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or of neither party, received from counsel for respondent Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs in support of either party, or of neither party, received from counsel for petitioners.

The time to file the joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits is extended to and including August 31, 2017.

The time to file respondents' briefs on the merits is extended to and including October 23, 2017.

Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Foundation For Moral Law GRANTED.

Petition GRANTED.

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Letter of May 12, 2017, from counsel for petitioner received. (Distributed)

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Rescheduled.

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 17, 2017.

Record received from the Supreme Court of Colorado (1 box).

Record Requested.

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 13, 2017.

Rescheduled.

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 6, 2017.

Reply of petitioners Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd., et al. filed.

Brief of respondent Colorado Civil Rights Commission in opposition filed.

Brief of respondents Charlie Craig and David Mullins in opposition filed.

Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 29, 2016, for all respondents.

Response Requested. (Due September 30, 2016)

DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 26, 2016.

Waiver of right of respondents Charlie Craig and David Mullins to respond filed.

Order extending time to file response to petition to and including September 23, 2016, for all respondents.

Waiver of right of respondents Colorado Civil Rights Commission, et al. to respond filed.

Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 24, 2016)

Parties

Masterpiece Cakeshop, et al., Petitioner, represented by Kristen Kellie Waggoner

Colorado Civil Rights Commission, Respondent, represented by Frederick Richard Yarger

Amici Curiae

15 Faith and Civil Rights Organizations, Amicus Curiae, represented by Jessica Lynn Ellsworth

211 Members of Congress, Amicus Curiae, represented by Peter T. Barbur

33 Family Policy Organizations, Amicus Curiae, represented by David Austin French

34 Legal Scholars, Amicus Curiae, represented by David R. Langdon

479 Creative Professionals, Amicus Curiae, represented by Nathan W. Kellum

Aaron and Melissa Klein, Amicus Curiae, represented by Kelly J. Shackelford

Agudath Israel of America, Amicus Curiae, represented by Jeffrey Ira Zuckerman

American Bar Association, Amicus Curiae, represented by Hilarie Bass

American College of Pediatricians, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Roger G. Brooks

American Psychological Association, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Jessica Ring Amunson

Americans United for Separation of Church and State, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Richard Brian Katskee

American Unity Fund, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Eugene Volokh

Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, Amicus Curiae, represented by Eric Christopher Rassbach

Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Stuart J. Lark

C 12 Group, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Richard C. Baker

Cake Artists, Amicus Curiae, represented by Evan Andrew Young

Canadian Civil Liberties Association, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Maureen Patricia Alger

CatholicVote.org, Amicus Curiae, represented by Scott William Gaylord

Cato Institute, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Ilya Shapiro

Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence and National Organization for Marriage, Amicus Curiae, represented by John C. Eastman

Central Conference of American Rabbis, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Jeffrey S. Trachtman

Chefs, Bakers, and Restaurateurs, Amicus Curiae, represented by Pratik Arvind Shah

Chris Sevier, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Chris Sevier

Christian Business Owners Supporting Religious Freedom, Amicus Curiae, represented by Erin Elizabeth Mersino

Christian Law Association, Amicus Curiae, represented by David C. Gibbs Jr.

Christian Legal Society, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Douglas Laycock

Church-State Scholars, Amicus Curiae, represented by Roberta A Kaplan

Civil Rights Forum, Amicus Curiae, represented by Lawrence Anthony Organ

Colorado Organizations and Individuals, Amicus Curiae, represented by Craig Joseph Konnoth

Concerned Women for America, Amicus Curiae, represented by Steven Werner Fitschen

Corporate Law Professors, Amicus Curiae, represented by Daniel Adam Rubens

Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Gene C. Schaerr

County of Santa Clara, Cities of New York and Los Angeles, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Julie H. Wilensky

David Boyle, Amicus Curiae, represented by David Christopher Boyle

Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by John Francis Walsh

Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Michael K. Whitehead

First Amendment Lawyers Association, Amicus Curiae, represented by Robert Lawrence Corn-Revere

First Amendment Scholars, Amicus Curiae, represented by Brianne Jenna Gorod

Floyd Abrams, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Walter Dellinger

Former Representative Tony Coelho, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Sanford Jay Rosen

Foundation for Moral Law, Amicus Curiae, represented by John Eidsmoe

Freedom From Religion Foundation, Amicus Curiae, represented by Rebecca Susan Markert

Freedom of Speech Scholars, Amicus Curiae, represented by Steven H. Shiffrin

Freedom X and Rabbi Dovid Bressman, Amicus Curiae, represented by William J. Becker Jr.

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Mary L. Bonauto

Ilan H. Meyer, PhD, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Stephen Blake Kinnaird

Independence Law Center, Amicus Curiae, represented by Randall L. Wenger

Indiana Family Institute, Inc., et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by James Bopp Jr.

Institute for Justice, Amicus Curiae, represented by Robert James McNamara

International Christian Photographers and Center for Arizona Policy, Amicus Curiae, represented by Michael J. Norton

John Gunter, Jr., Amicus Curiae, represented by John Gunter Jr.

Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc., et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Jennifer C. Pizer

Law and Economics Scholars, Amicus Curiae, represented by David Allen Shaneyfelt

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Ilana Hope Eisenstein

Legal Scholar Adam J. MacLeod, Amicus Curiae, represented by Robert H. Tyler

Liberty Counsel, Amicus Curiae, represented by Mathew D. Staver

Main Street Alliance, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Charles Christian Sipos

Mark Regnerus, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Edward Howard Trent

Massachusetts, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Jon Burke

NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc., Amicus Curiae, represented by John Paul Schnapper-Casteras

National Black Religious Broadcasters , et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by David H. Thompson

National Jewish Commission on Law and Public Affairs ("COLPA") filed on behalf of Orthodox Jewish Organizations, Amicus Curiae, represented by Nathan Lewin

National League of Cities, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Lisa E. Soronen

National Legal Foundation, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Frederick W. Claybrook

National LGBTQ Task Force, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Marc Andrew Hearron

North Carolina Values Coalition and the Family Research Council, Amicus Curiae, represented by Deborah Dewart

Outserve-SLDN, Inc., et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Michael E. Bern

Professors Christopher R. Green and David R. Upham, Amicus Curiae, represented by David R. Upham

Professor Tobias B. Wolff, Amicus Curiae, represented by Tobias Barrington Wolff

Public Accommodation Law Scholars, Amicus Curiae, represented by Catherine Weiss

Public Advocate of the United States, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by William Jeffrey Olson

Restoring Religious Freedom Project, Amicus Curiae, represented by David I. Schoen

Rev. Patrick Mahoney, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Thomas Patrick Monaghan

Richard Lawrence, Amicus Curiae, represented by Richard Alfred Lawrence

Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D., et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Charles S. LiMandri

Scholars of Behavioral Science and Economics, Amicus Curiae, represented by Adam Wolff Hofmann

Scholars of the Constitutional Rights and Interests of Children, Amicus Curiae, represented by Catherine E. Smith

Service and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders and the American Society on Aging, Amicus Curiae, represented by Jonathan Jacob Nadler

Service Employees International Union, Amicus Curiae, represented by Stacey Monica Leyton

Sherif Girgis, Amicus Curiae, represented by Robert P. George

Southeastern Legal Foundation, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by John Joseph Park Jr.

States of Texas, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Scott A Keller

Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, Amicus Curiae, represented by Daniel Lawrence Greenberg

The Center for Inquiry, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Edward Z. Tabash

The General Synod of the United Church of Christ, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Douglas Harry Hallward-Driemeier

The National Women's Law Center and Other Groups, Amicus Curiae, represented by Anna P. Engh

Thirty-Seven Businesses and Organizations, Amicus Curiae, represented by Jonathan B. Sallet

Thomas More Society, Amicus Curiae, represented by Thomas Brejcha Jr.

Transgender Law Center, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Clifford M. Sloan

Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund, Amicus Curiae, represented by John D. Winter

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by John J. Bursch

United States Senators and Representatives, Amicus Curiae, represented by Jonathan Radford Whitehead

Utah Republican State Senators, Amicus Curiae, represented by Michael K. Erickson

Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, et al., Amicus Curiae, represented by Matthew Jeffrey MacLean

William Jack and The National Center for Law and Policy, Amicus Curiae, represented by Michael Lee Francisco

 
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