Supreme Court hears oral arguments for Bladensburg Peace Cross case

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Wednesday for the Bladensburg Peace Cross, a controversial 40-foot-tall World War I monument. The prosecution says the cross is a violation of the Establishment Clause and separation of church and state. The defense argues the monument serves as a secular memorial for the fallen soldiers.

High court hears arguments over future of Bladensburg Peace Cross

WASHINGTON – Justices on the Supreme Court appeared split Wednesday during oral arguments over the constitutionality of a 40-foot Peace Cross that has stood in Bladensburg, Maryland for nearly a century. Most of the conservative-leaning justices stayed relatively quiet during…

Advocates prepare for Supreme Court hearing on Maryland’s Bladensburg Peace Cross

The Bladensburg Peace Cross, which honors 49 Prince George’s County residents who were killed in World War I, is being challenged as a violation of the separation of church and state. Plaintiffs say the 40-foot-tall cross, standing on government property, is an endorsement of Christianity. Defenders of the monument argue it is a secular remembrance honoring veterans. Oral arguments will be heard in the Supreme Court Wednesday.

High court to hear arguments Wednesday on Bladensburg Peace Cross

BLADENSBURG, Maryland – When Steven Lowe first saw a 40-foot cross in a median strip here 30 years ago, he was too busy to think much of it. But as he drove and biked around it during his retirement, questions…