bladensburg cross

Could moving a giant cross or cutting off its arms resolve a 1st Amendment case?

December 8, 2016 •

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.

A court’s cross to bear: Memorial monument or religious endorsement?

Washington Post
November 25, 2016 • In the News

The legal challenge to the Peace Cross in Prince George’s County is one of a number of recent cases throughout the country involving public displays of religion.

The War on the Cross

The Christian Post
April 25, 2016 • In the News

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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Atheist Group Appeals Decision Allowing 40-Foot Cross on Public Property

Christian Post
December 28, 2015 • In the News

“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 »

Court Finds Cross Memorial Constitutional

Baltimore Sun
November 30, 2015 • In the News

A federal court in Maryland has ruled that a cross-shaped war memorial in Prince George’s County is constitutional. Read full article »

Bladensburg Victory Press Release

BLADENSBURG, MD, November 30, 2015
November 30, 2015 • Press Releases

Court grants summary judgment in favor of State and The American Legion, denying humanist group’s demand to tear down the monument.

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