The Supreme Court docket has granted cert in 3030 Artistic v. Elenis. That petition introduced two questions:
1. Whether or not making use of a public-accommodation legislation to compel an artist to talk or keep silent, opposite to the artist’s sincerely held non secular beliefs, violates the Free Speech or Free Train Clauses of the First Modification.
2. Whether or not a public-accommodation legislation that authorizes secular however not non secular exemptions is mostly relevant below Smith, and if that’s the case, whether or not this Court docket ought to overrule Smith.
As soon as once more, the Court docket narrowed the QP:
The petition for a writ of certiorari is granted restricted to the next query: Whether or not making use of a public-accommodation legislation to compel an artist to talk or keep silent violates the Free Speech Clause of the First Modification.
The Court docket will punt the Smith query for one more day.
303 Artistic was first distributed on January 7, so this case didn’t linger for lengthy.