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Businesses Can Decline Services Based On Its Beliefs. What Will This Look Like In Practice?

“303 Creative addressed whether a Colorado anti-discrimination law can require a designer who believes marriage is only between a man and a woman to create a wedding website for a same-sex couple,” Charles J. Russo writes. “Two years ago, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed that the answer was ‘yes.’ But on June 30, 2023, a bitterly divided Supreme Court reversed that judgment.”

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‘Absurd and Inane’: The Death of the Mississippi Ballot Initiative

With immense public pressure—and scorn—following the decision to scrap a wildly successful ballot initiative and the entire process alongside it, it seems likely that Mississippians will have access to some form of initiative and referendum process by the end of next year. But both the reasons for the initiative’s return in the 1990s and the explanation for the Legislature’s failure to adapt the process after the state lost its fifth district remain a subject of debate.

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