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Humanist group urges justices to let ‘Bladensburg Cross’ ruling stand

The Bladensburg Cross (file photo)

A group that advocates for a sharp separation of church and state is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand a lower court’s ruling that a 40-foot-cross erected as a war memorial on state-owned land in Bladensburg violates the ...

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Supreme Court nominee once questioned ruling against Nixon

Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's years-old remarks questioning the landmark ruling that forced President Richard Nixon to turn over the Watergate tapes opened a new front in the battle over his confirmation, ensuring his views on executive power will square prominently in Senate hearings.

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Trump picks Kavanaugh for court, setting up fight with Dems

President Donald Trump greets Judge Brett Kavanaugh. his Supreme Court nominee, in the East Room of the White House on Monday night. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh, a politically connected conservative judge, for the Supreme Court on Monday night, setting up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nation's highest court further to the right.

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Park panel appeals ‘Bladensburg Cross’ ruling to Supreme Court

The 40-foot Bladensburg cross, erected by the American Legion, was dedicated in 1925. (File photo)

The U.S. Supreme Court must overturn a lower court’s “grievously incorrect” ruling that a 40-foot-cross erected more than 90 years ago as a war memorial on state-owned land in Bladensburg violates the constitutional separation of church and state, the local ...

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Former Md. AGs recall Kennedy as open-minded, caring

In this July 15, 2015, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy speaks at the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference in San Diego. Kennedy has emerged as a powerful new ally for prison reform advocates who have spent years campaigning against solitary confinement.  (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, File)

Retiring Justice Anthony M. Kennedy was not only at the center of an ideologically divided U.S. Supreme Court but was often its heart, with questions from the bench addressing the human toll of the issues before, former Maryland attorneys general said in recalling their arguments in front of the justices.

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