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A boutique firm with unparalleled expertise in business and technology. We have good command of industrial ecology and legal practice, and have undertaken highly regarded cases. Because the small business scope, we pay more emphasis on effectiveness and efficiency, and choose clients with deliberation. The managing partner not only has extensive experiences in various legal issues more over than 20 years, but invests and manages several technology companies. In addition, he always checks each case rigorously. Clients’ business objectives are our primary focus. To achieve the same in the most cost-effective fashion trumps all seemingly sophisticated legal discussions.

June 4, Special and Indeed Controversial

2018 - 06 - 06

Two days ago, news coverages in the Greater China region all focused on the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, in a cohesive and almost obnoxiously repetitive manner. Yet, all the way across the pacific ocean, major news like the WP, WSJ, and NYT, all covered a shocking Supreme Court decision, of which ruled for a Colorado baker who refused to make wedding cake for a gay couple based on his Christian belief.

“Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s 7-to-2 decision focused on what he described as religious bias on the part of Colorado Civil Rights Commission members who ruled against baker Jack Phillips, who owns Masterpiece Cakeshop.”

The Supreme Court made a landmark decision on the Obergefell v. Hodges case, which requires all 50 states of the U.S to perform and recognize same-sex marriages. However, with the Colorado baker’s case, it is interesting to see that religion beliefs, as protected by the First Amendment, trumps the recognition of same-sex marriage. The importance of this decision and the foreseeable waves of protests or disputes following this decision shall not taken lightly. Yet, not much was mentioned in the Chinese news, which we find very troublesome.

Source: Supreme Court Ruling Ducks Conflict Between Religious, Gay Rights – WP


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