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Robert Vischer

Bar Buzz: Present Sense Impression

“[T]he court declines opportunities to undertake the type of contextual, nuanced analysis that is key to balancing commercial providers’ rights of conscience against consumers’ rights to enjoy full and free access to the marketplace. The legislature remains a better stage for such an analysis, but the court ruling exacerbated the shortsightedness of the statutory framework.”’ – University of St. Thomas School of Law Dean Robert Vischer in America magazine, on “Why the courts were wrong to rule against a florist who decline service to a gay wedding,” a discussion of Washington v. Arlene’s Flowers, et al.

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