Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Cert. Filed In Bladensburg Cross Challenge

Yesterday a petition for certiorari (full text) was filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in American Legion v. American Humanist Association. In the case, the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in a 2-1 decision held that a 40-foot tall Latin Cross on government property created as a World War I Veterans' Memorial (Bladensburg Cross) violates the Establishment Clause.  (See prior posting.) En banc review was denied by a vote of 8-6. (See prior posting).  First Liberty Institute issued a press release announcing the filing of the cert. petition.