Lawyers at RBGG contributed three articles to a Septemer 2017 Daily Journal series on cases coming before the U.S. Supreme Court this fall:
An article by Sandy Rosen and Andy Spore, Anti-discrimination laws in jeopardy across the board, discusses Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, where the court will decide whether a baker in Colorado can refuse to bake a wedding cake for a same sex couple, claiming that the law violates his first amendment rights.
Jeff Bornstein and Chris Hu examine the issues in Class v. U.S. in their article, Fairness dictates a chance to appeal after plea, addressing important questions about when and how defendants can challenge the constitutionality of a law that they have admitted to have violated.
An article by Jeff Bornstein and Andy Spore, Precision in immigration law is paramount, discusses the potential consequences of the court’s upcoming decision in Sessions v. Dimaya. At the center of this case is the definition of “crime of violence” which Dimaya’s lawyers argue is so vague as to be unconstitutional. If upheld this vaguely defined term could threaten due process rights of many immigration detainees. A front page article in the DJ on October 3, 2017, “As likely deciding vote, Gorsuch questions government lawyer in deportation case,” quotes extensively from Jeff and Andy’s article.