Parks panel defends constitutionality of ‘Bladensburg Cross’

Commission seeks full-court review of 4th Circuit ruling

A 40-foot tall cross erected as a war memorial on state-owned land in Bladensburg complies with the constitutional separation of church and state because the edifice merely has an “incidental religious feature” maintained for the secular purpose of honoring local residents killed in battle, the area’s park panel stated Wednesday in seeking to preserve the ...

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