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Justices set 70 minutes for Bladensburg Cross arguments (access required)

Decision marks break from usual practice of one hour

In an unusual move, the U.S. Supreme Court has reserved 70 minutes for arguments on Feb. 27 as it considers whether a 40-foot cross erected as a war memorial in Bladensburg violates the constitutional separation of church and state. The justices usually allow the parties a total of one hour to make their case before them. In ...

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