The monuments most likely to be affected are large crosses on public, not private, lands and where there’s a prominent cross that isn’t part of a larger memorial.
The cross’s challengers include three area residents and the District of Columbia-based American Humanist Association, a group that includes atheists and agnostics.
The Supreme Court hears arguments this week over whether a 40-foot-tall concrete cross at a highway median violates the First Amendment’s establishment clause or is merely a memorial that’s honored World War I dead for the last century.
The U.S. Supreme Court is giving extra time to each side during oral arguments in the case of The American Legion vs. the American Humanist Association, which will ultimately decide the fate of the Bladensburg Peace Cross in Maryland.
The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear a case about whether a nearly 100-year-old, cross-shaped war memorial located on a Maryland highway median violates the Constitution’s required separation of church and state.
The recent legal battle is over whether or not the government possessing and maintaining the monument at the World War I memorial is a violation of the separation of church and state.
Police in Prince George’s County have released photos of a Gucci belt and a watch that were stolen from a D.C. teen after he was shot to death in a Bladensburg, Maryland, park last month.
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 (12-meter) cross.
A teen was shot and killed near Varnum Park in Bladensburg, Maryland, on Monday afternoon. Police are still working to determine a motive and identify a suspect.
A year later, Prince George’s County police and the family of Karl Sellers Jr. are appealing for help to find his killer. “Help us,” his mom said, pleading.
Prince George’s County police have charged Davon Hight, 29, of Southeast D.C., after a police-involved shooting in Bladensburg, Maryland, Sunday night.
A man with a gun was shot by police and is in critical condition in Prince George’s County.
A federal appeals court has found that a towering cross on a Maryland state highway median just outside Washington violates the U.S. Constitution.
Police in Bladensburg say a man was shot and killed there early Wednesday morning. Prince George’s County police are investigating the shooting. Police have not yet identified the victim or any suspects and are working to determine a motive.
A Maryland baby sitter faces child abuse charges after she told police she burned the bottom of a 6-month-old baby’s feet because the girl wouldn’t stop crying.
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