Supreme Court to Hear Case Over War Memorial in National Park

The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear a case regarding a war memorial in the Mojave National Preserve in California. The war memorial is a wooden cross and a plaque erected in 1934 in honor of fallen soldiers by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The American Civil Liberties Union and a former park employee have been trying to get the cross removed for nearly eight years.

The dispute was “solved” when Congress transferred ownership of the portion of land the cross is located on to the VFW. However, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overruled the transfer. The ACLU is challenging the cross on the “separation of church and state” clause of the Constitution. Read more.

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