Federal Court Rules Mountaintop Cross Violates Constitution

A federal appeals court ruled today that a 43-foot-tall cross that sits atop Mount Soledad in La Jolla, Calif., violates the Establishment Clause of the Constitution. The three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals was unanimous in its decision. "After examining the entirety of the Mount Soledad Memorial in context -- having considered its history, its religious and non-religious uses, its sectarian and secular features, the history of war memorials and the dominance of the Cross...Full Story
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