Bringing you just the headlines

  • Supreme Court upholds cross on public land in Maryland

    The Court's 7-2 split highlighted both a general agreement on preserving historic significance and a difference of opinion of religious symbols on public land.

    FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV | News, Weather, Sports
  • Supreme Court upholds cross on public land in Maryland

    WASHINGTON (AP) " A World War I memorial in the shape of a 40-foot-tall cross can continue to stand on public land in Maryland, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday.The justices, in ruling 7-2 in favor of the cross' backers, concluded that the nearly 100-year-old memorial's presence on a grassy highway median doesn't violate the First Amendment's establishment clause, which prohibits the government from favoring one religion over others.The case had been closely watched because it [

    The Palm Beach Post
  • Supreme Court upholds cross on public land in Maryland

    A World War I memorial in the shape of a 40-foot-tall cross can continue to stand on public land in Maryland, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The justices, in ruling 7-2 in favor of the cross' backers, concluded that the nearly 100-year-old memorial's presence on a grassy highway median doesn't

    www.baltimoresun.com
  • Supreme Court effectively grandfathers in most older religious displays on public land

    On a publicly owned traffic circle in Bladensburg, Maryland, sits a 32-foot-high Latin cross, erected almost a century ago as a memorial to the World War I dead of Prince George’s County. Today’s 7-2 ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States, rejecting a challenge to the cross under establishment clause grounds, ensures it will stay right there as long as the locals want it there. I’ve been writing here about establishment clause cases here for a long, long, long time. What’s noteworthy...

    Daily Kos