The fate of a 40-foot-tall cross that dominates a busy Maryland intersection provoked impassioned debate in a federal courtroom Wednesday, at one point including a question about whether cutting off the arms of the cross might resolve the legal issues.
In 1925, a large cross was erected in Bladensburg, Maryland to honor fallen soldiers of World War I. But now that cross is being challenged by a lawsuit from the American Humanist Association.
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“After a thorough analysis of the facts and the law, the Court was clear that the Memorial is completely lawful,” stated Shackelford. “We are confident the Fourth Circuit will agree and uphold the constitutionality of this historic veterans memorial.” Read full article »
A federal court in Maryland has ruled that a cross-shaped war memorial in Prince George’s County is constitutional. Read full article »
Court grants summary judgment in favor of State and The American Legion, denying humanist group’s demand to tear down the monument.