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Wedding cakes, DACA, and a travel ban: A Supreme Court preview panel

Thursday, Sep 7, 2017

WHO:  ADF Senior Vice President of U.S. Legal Division Kristen Waggoner, Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller, ACLU Deputy Legal Director and Director of Center for Liberty Louise Melling, Jones Day Partner Yaakov Roth, and Reuters Supreme Court Correspondent Lawrence Hurley (moderator)

WHAT:  “American Culture on Appeal” symposium series: “Wedding Cakes, DACA, and a Travel Ban: A Supreme Court Preview Panel

WHEN:  Friday, Sept. 15, 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. EDT

WHERE:  Jones Day, Seventh Floor, 300 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington (two blocks from the Capitol Building) or watch live streaming video

  • Admission is free and lunch will be provided.
  • Doors open at noon. Space is limited, so please RSVP.
Join the solicitor general of Texas and Supreme Court experts from Alliance Defending Freedom, the American Civil Liberties Union, and Jones Day for Washington, D.C.’s opening conversation examining the far-reaching free speech and expression implications of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the constitutional significance of other high-profile cases scheduled or likely to be scheduled for argument this fall. The panel will also discuss pending U.S. Supreme Court cert petitions like National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra, which asks if a state can force pro-life pregnancy centers to promote abortion, and Brewer v. Arizona Dream Act Coalition, which asks whether states can deny drivers’ licenses to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients. Reuters Supreme Court Correspondent Lawrence Hurley will moderate the discussion, which will conclude with time for audience Q&A with the panelists.

Questions? Contact ADF Communications Director Kerri Kupec at

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ABOUT Kristen Waggoner

Kristen K. Waggoner serves as general counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom. In this role, Waggoner oversees the U.S. legal division, a team of 100 attorneys and staff who engage in litigation, public advocacy, and legislative support. ADF has represented the prevailing parties in multiple U.S. Supreme Court victories, including Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which she argued. Waggoner continues as lead counsel in Arlene's Flowers v. State of Washington, which the Supreme Court remanded to the Washington Supreme Court. She argued Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski at the high court in the 2020-21 term. She is a Peer Review Rated AV® Preeminent™ attorney in Martindale-Hubbell, who clerked for Justice Richard B. Sanders of the Washington Supreme Court after law school and served in private practice in Seattle for nearly 20 years. Waggoner is admitted to practice in multiple states, the Supreme Court, and numerous federal district and appellate courts.