Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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First Liberty

A do-over for Sweet Cakes

Religious Liberty | The U.S. Supreme Court sends a Christian bakery case back to the lower courts
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/18/19, 06:00 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out the Oregon Court of Appeals decision against Christian bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein and told the judges to take another look.

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Supreme Court orders review of Oregon gay wedding cake case

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/17/19, 01:15 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out an Oregon court’s discrimination ruling against a Christian couple who declined to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding because of their religious convictions, ordering state judges to review the case. Rachel Bowman-Cryer had sued Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of the now-closed Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery in Gresham, Ore., after she requested a cake for her marriage to another woman in 2013. The Kleins were forced to pay a $135,000 fine after an Oregon judge ruled against them.

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Family sues Phoenix police for civil rights violations

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 6/17/19, 01:00 pm

The city of Phoenix is facing a $10 million legal claim accusing city police officers of civil rights violations during an arrest involving an alleged shoplifting. The suit accuses officers of pointing guns and yelling profane commands at a father and pregnant mother after they said their 4-year-old young daughter took a doll from a Family Dollar store without their knowledge. Parents Dravon Ames and Iesha Harper said an officer injured their 1-year-old daughter after Harper would not respond to an officer’s command to put the child down.

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