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Legal news from Monday, June 4, 2018
by Erin McCarthy Holliday

The US Supreme Court held unanimously Monday in Lamar, Archer & Cofrin, LLP v. Appling that under the US Bankruptcy Code, a statement about an individual's financial assets may be discharged if it is not in writing, even if the statement was false, affirming the decision of the US Court of Appeals for the …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court handed a narrow victory Monday to a Colorado baker who had refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple citing his religious beliefs. The court ruled in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission that the commission violated the First Amendment's free exercise clause in assessing the …

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