Monday, June 25, 2018

Supreme Court Vacates and Remands Arlene's Flowers Case

The U.S. Supreme Court today in Arlene's Flowers, Inc. v. Washington, (Docket No. 17-108, vacated 6/25/2018), (Order List), granted certiorari, vacated the judgment below and remanded the case to the Washington Supreme Court in light of  Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Comm'nIn the Arlene's Flowers case, the state of Washington's Supreme Court had upheld a trial court's decision that a florist's religiously-motivated refusal to sell arranged flowers for a same-sex wedding violates the Washington Law Against Discrimination. (See prior posting).