A Celebration of Free Speech: Discussing Oral Arguments in “303 Creative v. Elenis”

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December 5, 2022 A Celebration of Free Speech: Discussing Oral Arguments in “303 Creative v. Elenis”

Should the government be able to tell Americans what they can and cannot say? Or should artists be forced to express messages they don’t believe? These questions are at the heart of one of the Supreme Court’s biggest cases of the term, "303 Creative v. Elenis." Join us after oral arguments to learn more about what this landmark case means for the free speech rights of all Americans.

 

Lunch will be available before the program from 12:30 - 1:30 pm. 

 

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Monday, December 5, 2022

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

The Heritage Foundation

214 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC
20002

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Should the government be able to tell Americans what they can and cannot say? Or should artists be forced to express messages they don’t believe? What happens when public accommodation laws and free speech collide? These questions are at the heart of one of the Supreme Court’s biggest cases of the term, 303 Creative v. Elenis. In that case, graphic artist and website designer Lorie Smith has asked the Court to decide whether the state of Colorado can force her to create custom websites that violate her beliefs about marriage. At the heart of the controversy is Colorado’s Anti-Discrimination Act—the same law that the state used to target Christian cake artist Jack Philips of Masterpiece Cakeshop. Like Jack, Lorie simply wants the freedom to create and promote messages she believes. A win for Lorie in this case is a win for all Americans—because no one should be forced by the government to say something with which they don’t agree.

Alliance Defending Freedom will defend Lorie before the Supreme Court of the United States on the morning of December 5, 2022. Please join us after oral argument to learn more about Lorie, how arguments went, and what this landmark case means for the free speech rights of all Americans.

Lunch will be available before the program from 12:30 - 1:30 pm.

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