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

The Bladensburg Cross. (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 Bladensburg Cross. (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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Parks panel defends constitutionality of ‘Bladensburg Cross’

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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 ...

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