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Supreme Court rules government-maintained cross doesn't violate Constitution

29 days ago   |   By Politico

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a 40-foot-high, government-maintained Christian cross in the Maryland suburbs does not violate the Constitution because it was erected nearly a century ago as a memorial to soldiers lost in World War I. The court voted, 7-2, to reject the challenge to the Peace Cross in Bladensburg, but the dispute splintered the justices, with many taking different routes to reach the same result. However, the outcome of the fight is an indication of the hostile reception advocates of strict church-state separation can expect from the increasingly conservative Supreme...
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