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Supreme Court Won’t Hear Case on Bias Against Gay Workers

Federal appeals courts are divided over whether a federal law’s prohibition of discrimination in the workplace based on sex also applies to sexual orientation. ...

The Baker, the Gay Couple and the Wedding Cake

Readers disagree with David Brooks’s argument that litigation is not the best way to promote gay marriage. ...

The Baker and the Empire

In search of a less existential politics. ...

Justices, Divided 5-4, Let Trump Shield DACA Documents

The Trump administration may withhold documents concerning its decision to end a program protecting young, undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers. ...

Justices to Hear Second Partisan Gerrymandering Case

The Supreme Court, which heard arguments in October on Wisconsin’s voting maps, agreed to consider a similar challenge from Maryland. ...

Listen to ‘The Daily’: Free Speech and Wedding Cake

A Colorado baker refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple. The case is now going to the Supreme Court. ...

The Colorado Cake Case Is as Easy as Pie

Businesses have long claimed the First Amendment should excuse them from complying with the law. The Supreme Court has always rejected that argument. ...

Justices Return to Culture Wars in Wedding Cake Case

A Colorado baker’s refusal to serve a gay couple on religious grounds has led to a major Supreme Court showdown. ...

How Not to Advance Gay Marriage

It’s just a wedding cake, not a wedding. There was a better solution than going to court. ...

Justices Skeptical of Sports Gambling Ban

A federal law barring states from authorizing commercial wagering on sports seemed to be in trouble at the Supreme Court. ...

A Baker’s First Amendment Rights

Forcing Jack Phillips to make cakes for same-sex weddings is unconstitutional. Here’s why. ...

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This ‘Tenacious Underdog’ Won His First Supreme Court Case. Now He’s Back.

The justices will consider whether a Florida city violated the First Amendment rights of a persistent critic by arresting him at a public meeting. ...

Christie Looks to Sports Gambling for a Rare Second-Term Victory

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey will be in Washington for oral arguments in a case that could set the stage for legalized sports betting, and burnish his legacy. ...

Christie Bets on a Rare Second-Term Victory With Wagering

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey will be in Washington for oral arguments in a case that could set the stage for legalized sports betting, and burnish his legacy. ...

Let Us Buy Cake

When granted the right to marry, weren’t we also granted the right to throw the wedding of our dreams? ...

Even the Bernini of Buttercream Has to Serve Gay Couples

A commercial baker can’t hide behind the First Amendment to turn away customers whose same-sex union conflicts with his religious beliefs. ...

Their Cake Was Not a First Amendment Issue

The Supreme Court will hear why the Masterpiece Cakeshop case is fundamentally about public accommodation, not free speech. ...

Justices Seem Ready to Boost Protection of Digital Privacy

The Supreme Court heard arguments on whether the police need a warrant for cellphone location data in a case that could reshape privacy protections. ...

Justices Consider How to Apply 18th Century Law to Digital Privacy

The Supreme Court heard arguments on whether the police need a warrant for cellphone location data in a case that could reshape privacy protections. ...