The U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it will hear The American Legion’s case regarding the Bladensburg Veterans Memorial in Prince George’s County, Md. In 2015, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland ruled the memorial was constitutional, citing the use of crosses to mark the graves of fallen American servicemen overseas. Later, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit reversed the District Court’s decision, declaring the cross shape of the memorial violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The American Legion is asking the Supreme Court to reverse the Court of Appeals ruling that could lead to the bulldozing of the Bladensburg Veterans Memorial. For more information, visit the First Liberty Institute website.
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