Monday, June 25, 2018

Pay Careful Attention: Which Cup Has the Quarter?

Contradictory?  The 6/25/18 NBC story:
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court Monday granted the appeal of a Washington state florist who was fined after she refused to sell flowers to a gay couple for their wedding, and the court erased a lower court ruling against her.
The 6/25/18 CNN story:
Washington (CNN)Just back after ruling in favor of a cake baker who refused to make a cake for a wedding celebration of a same-sex couple, the Supreme Court on Monday wiped away an opinion that went against a florist who declined to make an arrangement for a same-sex couple's marriage.
In an unsigned order, the court sent the case back down to a lower court and asked it to revisit the florist's case in light of the ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop.
The court's order suggests that while the justices want the lower court to take another look at the case given the court's most recent ruling, the justices themselves aren't ready to jump into the contentious debate for now. When they ruled in favor of the baker, Jack Phillips, they largely tailored their opinion to the specifics of his case.
They refused to hear the case (one of many thousands of annual appeals) because the Masterpiece Cake decision was very similar to the case of the florist.  Ordering the case to be reheard consistent with Masterpiece is a major loss for the homofascists, but CNN (the leading fake news source) just wants to spin this as a loss for the florist.

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