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Defenders of Bladensburg ‘Peace Cross’ make final plea to justices

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

In a final plea that the Supreme Court hear their appeal, defenders of a 40-foot cross erected as a war memorial in Bladensburg told the justices the monolith represents noble patriotic sacrifice and is not an unconstitutional governmental endorsement of Christianity, as a lower court has ruled.

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Frosh waited too long to file in ‘Peace Cross’ case, GOP opponent says

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

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh may have waited too long to challenge in the U.S. Supreme Court a federal appeals court 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, his re-election foe said Friday.

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