The president’s eldest son waded into one of the Supreme Court’s latest decisions and never realized that he had no idea how to swim in its deep waters. The further out he went, the more confident he became — much to his humiliation.
It all started when a Colorado baker refused to bake a wedding cake to celebrate a same-sex couple’s wedding. He focused on the basis of religious objection, and the case made it all the way to the highest court in the land. The Supreme Court’s decision just came down 7-2, according to CNN.
Donald Trump Jr. said:
‘I am reading about a 7 – 2 vote. Pretty sure that’s not narrowly… At least 2 dem (sic) leaning justices must have agreed.’
Baker Jack Phillips said his Christian beliefs forbade him from preparing the cake. CNN Supreme Court analyst and professor at the University of Texas School of Law, Steve Vladeck said:
‘Today’s decision is remarkably narrow, and leaves for another day virtually all of the major constitutional questions that this case presented. It’s hard to see the decision setting a precedent.’
Fox’s senior political analyst Brit Hume tweeted Jr. saying “narrowly” referred to “the product:”
‘Narrowly? It was 7-2. Maybe they meant “narrowly” to mean it applies only to cases where the product in question has such a creative and therefore personal component that a religious exemption for anti-discrimination laws would apply.’
Trump’s eldest was defiant:
‘Maybe, but we all know they would rather have then (sic) implication be that it was conservative vs lib rather than clarifying, because that’s far more polarizing. Not sure I can give the MSM the benefit of the doubt anymore.’
Deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union, Louise Melling, released a statement on the narrowness of the opinion:”
‘The court reversed the Masterpiece Cakeshop decision based on concerns unique to the case but reaffirmed its longstanding rule that states can prevent the harms of discrimination in the marketplace, including against LGBT people.’
Solicitor General Noel Francisco argued:
‘A custom wedding cake is not an ordinary baked good; its function is more communicative and artistic than utilitarian. Accordingly, the government may not enact content-based laws commanding a speaker to engage in protected expression: An artist cannot be forced to paint, a musician cannot be forced to play, and a poet cannot be forced to write.’
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