A group has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower court decision that declared unconstitutional a Maryland veteran's monument fashioned as a 40-foot-tall cross.
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 […]
A 40-foot tall cross erected as a war memorial on state-owned land in Bladensburg violates the constitutional separation of church and state, a divided federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. “The monument has the primary effect of endorsing religion and excessively entangles the government in religion,” the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in its […]