« on: June 12, 2018, 09:19:34 AM »
It's how appellate courts work. If you have something blatantly biased like this Commission using different criteria for the gay marriage cake as for the anti-gay cakes, you deal with that most serious issue first. Then you only deal with larger issues if dealing with the more serious issue didn't remedy the situation, which in this case it did.
This is also why so many rulings "kick back" the case to lower courts. After dealing with the serious issue, there's still a controversy that requires arguments that haven't been presented, so they're basically told to try again.
The Supreme Court does not (and should not) have the ability to just decide the big issues at their own whim.