Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

JUSTICE KAGAN
I guess I just didn’t understand your answers to Justice Sotomayor’s question. Same case or not the same case, if your client instead objected to an interracial marriage?
MS. WAGGONER
Very different case in that context.
JUSTICE KAGAN
Not the same. How about if he objected to an interreligious?
MS. WAGGONER
Similar case, assuming that the objection is to -­
JUSTICE KAGAN
Similar to what?
MS. WAGGONER
Similar to Mr. Phillips. That would be protected under the Compelled Speech doctrine if the objection is to the message being conveyed in that expression.
Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission Source
https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcripts/2017/16-111_f314.pdf

Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

JUSTICE KAGAN
Why is there no speech in -- in creating a wonderful hairdo?
MS. WAGGONER
Well, it may be artistic, it may be creative, but what the Court asks when they’re -­
JUSTICE KAGAN
The makeup artist?
MS. WAGGONER
No. What the Court would ask -­
JUSTICE KAGAN
It’s called an artist. It’s the makeup artist.
Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission Source
https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcripts/2017/16-111_f314.pdf

District of Columbia v. Wesby

JUSTICE KENNEDY
So Peaches is the host at a bachelor party. Is that it?
District of Columbia v. Wesby Source
https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcripts/2017/15-1485_2924.pdf

Gill v. Whitford

­CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS
[T]he whole point is you’re taking these issues away from democracy and you’re throwing them into the courts pursuant to, and it may be simply my educational background, but I can only describe as sociological gobbledygook.
Gill v. Whitford Source
https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcripts/2017/16-1161_cqeh.pdf

Gill v. Whitford

Justice Alito
Can I take you back to -- to Justice Kagan’s question about the legislators’ use of these techniques? Are all the techniques that are used by politicians in order to try to maximize their chances of electoral success scientific? I think they rely a lot on polls, don’t they? How scientific have they proven to be?
Gill v. Whitford Source
https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcripts/2017/16-1161_cqeh.pdf

Perry v. Merit Systems Protection Board

Justice Alito
Who wrote -- who wrote this statute? Somebody who -- takes pleasure out of pulling the wings off flies?
Perry v. Merit Systems Protection Board Source
https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcripts/2016/16-399_3f14.pdf

Perry v. Merit Systems Protection Board

JUSTICE ALITO
Mr. Fletcher, the one thing about this case that seems perfectly clear to me is that nobody who is not a lawyer, and no ordinary lawyer could read these statutes and figure out what they are supposed to do. . . . Can’t something be done about this?
Perry v. Merit Systems Protection Board Source
https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcripts/2016/16-399_3f14.pdf

Maslenjak v. United States

JUSTICE KENNEDY
It seems to me that your argument is demeaning the priceless value of citizenship. ... You’re arguing for the government of the United States, talking about what citizenship is and ought to mean.
Maslenjak v. United States Source
https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcripts/2016/16-309_b97c.pdf

Maslenjak v. United States

Chief Justice Roberts
Some time ago, outside the statute of limitations, I drove 60 miles an hour in a 55-mile-an-hour zone. I was not arrested. Now, you say that if I answer that question no, 20 years after I was naturalized as a citizen, you can knock on my door and say, guess what, you’re not an American citizen after all.

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CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS
So you really are looking for the listing of every time somebody drove over the speed limit.
Maslenjak v. United States Source
https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcripts/2016/16-309_b97c.pdf

Murr v. Wisconsin

JUSTICE BREYER
Is this right? Just say yes or no, and if it’s wrong, I’ll figure it out later. . . .
MR. LAZARUS
Mr. Chief Justice, may I answer the question?
CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS
He wanted one word.
MR. LAZARUS
Yes.
Murr v. Wisconsin Source
https://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcripts/2016/15-214_l6hn.pdf