Supreme Court Refuses Anti-Gay Florist’s Case - For Now

Supreme Court sends back case of a Christian florist who refused to work a same-sex wedding

Supreme Court sends back case of a Christian florist who refused to work a same-sex wedding

The lower court had ordered two congressional districts and statehouse districts in four counties be redrawn in time for the 2018 elections, but the high court blocked that mandate past year. Dassey was 16 at the time. Avery is also now serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole. "We hope to get this case back before the U.S. Supreme Court next term, in time for fair districts for 2020".

- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday said North Carolina voters who challenged the legality of congressional district maps state lawmakers drew in 2016 need to how they have been harmed by those maps.

Dassey and Avery are both serving life sentences in Wisconsin for the 2005 murder. In December of a year ago, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upheld Dassey's conviction by a vote of 4-3. The Supreme Court found that the evidence was "plainly insufficient" to prove that the 2013 Legislature acted in "bad faith".

In 2007, Dassey and his uncle Steven Avery were sentenced to life in prison for the 2005 rape and murder of 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin - a crime brought to worldwide attention care of Netflix true crime doco Making A Murderer in 2015.

As is typical, the justices did not explain their decision declining to take the case. The decision upheld the ruling of the Benton County Superior Court, which found Stutzman violated the law and fined her $1,000. Dassey's attorneys, however, say he's borderline intellectually disabled and was manipulated by experienced police officers into accepting their story of how Halbach's murder happened.

Previously, a Wisconsin appeals court had determined that the confession was made voluntarily, and that a retrial wasn't in the cards for Dassey.

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The Supreme Court is choosing not to take on a new case on partisan redistricting for now.

At the beginning of the interrogation, the state said in its brief, investigators thought of Dassey only as a witness to the crime. This decision was confirmed in June 2017 by a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Dassey's attorney Lara Nirider said she'll continue trying to win him a new trial.

Much like the Masterpiece Cakeshop decision, LGBT groups are split on the action from the U.S. Supreme Court in the Arlene's Flowers case. Viewers of the first season were introduced to Dassey's uncle, Steven Avery, who spent 18 years in prison for a rape before DNA testing exonerated him. Avery maintains he was framed. However, Dassey was convicted by the state so a presidential pardon was out of Obama's jurisdiction. He's eligible for parole in 2048.

The Arlene's Flowers case may eventually work its way back up to the Supreme Court, where SCOTUS may choose to tackle the issue of whether the providing of wedding goods and services count as expressive speech that can not be mandated without violating the First Amendment.

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