Klein v. Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries — Amicus Supporting Petition for Certiorari

Jeremiah Morgan Constitutional Law, U. S. Supreme Court

Today, our firm filed an amicus brief in support of two owners of a specialty cake shop in Oregon. The owners were targeted because they are Christians and were fined by the state of Oregon for declining to design and create a wedding cake to celebrate a same-sex marriage. Our brief argued that Oregon’s public accommodations law defies the jurisdictional limit on government imposed by the Free Exercise of Religion Clause. And because the Free Exercise Clause is a jurisdictional limit, it does not allow for judicial interest balancing. Our brief also explained that Oregon’s statute exceeds the historical and traditional purpose of public accommodations laws. We previously filed an amicus brief in support of a petition for certiorari at an earlier stage of this case.

Link to brief