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JURIST Guest Columnist Glenn C. Smith of the California Western School of Law discusses the potential implications of the US Supreme Court's recent opinion in Masterpiece CakeshopOne of the year's most-watched Supreme Court controversies, Masterpiece Cakeshop, Limited v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, was never likely to deliver the full face-off between Religious Free Exercise and Anti-Discrimination Rights that many people expected. As I'll explain more fully below, cake baker Jack Phillip's claim to avoid administrative sanctions despite …

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This Day at Law

Former East Germany leader convicted of manslaughter for Berlin Wall policy

On August 25, 1997, Egon Krenz, the former of East Germany was convicted of manslaughter for promulgating a policy of shooting any East Germans who attempted to cross the Berlin Wall. Krenz was sentenced to 6 and a half years in prison, of which he served four before being released into retirement from political life.

US signed peace treaty with Germany ending World War I

On August 25, 1921, the United States, which never ratified the Versailles Treaty ending World War I, finally signed its own peace treaties with Germany, Austria and Hungary. Read the text of the treaties here.

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