Some religious groups hope that the Peace Cross in Prince George’s county will get removed. The groups do not want the significance of the cross’s image to be reduced by a Supreme Court ruling that said it is not a in important religious symbol anymore.
The case centers on the constitutionality of the 40-foot-tall Peace Cross that honors those killed in World War I. It sits in a median and is maintained with taxpayer funds. Rhode Island supported Maryland, which says the cross doesn’t violate the constitution.
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.
Maryland’s attorney general is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to preserve a cross-shaped memorial on public land which serves to honor the men killed in World War I.
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.
The town of Bladensburg, Maryland, held its first Memorial Day ceremony since a federal appeals court declared the town’s World War I Memorial Cross violates the Establishment Clause of the Constitution.
A federal appeals court has found that a towering cross on a Maryland state highway median just outside Washington violates the U.S. Constitution.
A local landmark that stands in the middle of a
remains the center of a Constitutional debate.
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