ACWA 2018 Fall Conference | Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission: A Recipe for Fair Hearings
The high-profile 2018 U.S. Supreme Court decision Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission has important implications for public agencies, which must often act in a quasi-judicial capacity. In the case, the Court ruled that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission violated a business owner’s free exercise of religion because the Commission expressed flagrant hostility against the owner during a public hearing. This panel discussion, featuring AALRR attorney Wes Miliband, will provide an overview of the case and its implications for water agencies in their role as hearing bodies. It will include a discussion of best practices to assure stakeholders of fair hearing panels and processes and to isolate public agencies from exposure.
This panel has been approved by the State Bar of California for attorneys to receive 1.25 hours of general MCLE credits.