U.S. 16-111 Case History

Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd., et al., Petitioners v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, et al.
No. 16-111, Docket 

Court: United States Supreme Court 
Docketed: July 25, 2016
Lower Court: Court of Appeals of Colorado, No. 2015COA115
Decision Date: August 13, 2015Colorado Supreme Court denied review: April 25, 2016

Question Presented
Whether applying Colorado’s public accommodations law to compel Phillips to create expression that violates his sincerely held religious beliefs about marriage violates the Free Speech or Free Exercise Clauses of the First Amendment.

 

ORAL ARGUMENT

 

BRIEFS ON THE MERITS
Amicus Briefs in support of Petitioner
Amicus Briefs in support of neither party
Amicus Briefs in support of Respondents

 

MOTIONS TO INTERVENE (Denied)
  • Chris Sevier, et al. (09/20/2017); Denied 10/30/17
  • John Gunter, Jr., et al. (09/28/2017); Denied 10/30/17

 

CERT PETITION and RESPONSES
Amicus Brief in support of Petitioner and in favor of granting cert
  • DISTRIBUTED for Conferences:
    • September 26, 2016 (08/24/2016); Response Requested, due Sept. 30, extended to Nov. 29
    • January 6, 2017 (12/14/2016); Rescheduled (01/03/2017)
    • January 13, 2017 (01/09/2017)
    • February 17, 2017 (02/01/2017); Rescheduled (02/15/2017)
    • February 24, 2017 (02/21/2017)
    • March 3, 2017 (02/27/2017)
    • March 17, 2017 (03/13/2017)
    • March 24, 2017 (03/20/2017)
    • March 31, 2017 (03/27/2017)
    • April 13, 2017 (04/10/2017)
    • April 21, 2017 (04/17/2017)
    • April 24, 2017 (04/28/2017)
    • May 8, 2017 (05/11/2017)
    • May 18, 2017 (05/15/2017)
    • May 25, 2017 (05/22/2017)
    • June 1, 2017 (05/30/2017)
    • June 8, 2017 (06/05/2017)
    • June 15, 2017 (06/12/2017)
    • June 22, 2017 (06/19/2017)
  • ORDER Cert Granted (06/26/2017)

Last updated 11/22/2017