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  • Daniel Macht Jun 21, 2019

    Supreme Court Upholds Giant Cross on Public Land in Maryland

    A 40-foot-tall, World War I memorial cross can continue to stand on public land in Maryland, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday in an important decision about the use of religious symbols in American life. The justices said preserving a long-standing religious monument is very different from allowing the building of a new one. And the court concluded that the nearly...

  • Daniel Macht Jun 21, 2019

    Supreme Court Upholds Giant Cross on Public Land in Maryland

    A 40-foot-tall, World War I memorial cross can continue to stand on public land in Maryland, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday in an important decision about the use of religious symbols in American life. The justices said preserving a long-standing religious monument is very different from allowing the building of a new one. And the court concluded that the nearly...

  • Mississippi Apr 4, 2019

    Humanist Group Objects to ‘In God We Trust' License Plate

    A national group that includes atheists and agnostics is objecting to Mississippi’s new standard license plate design that has the phrase “In God We Trust.” The American Humanist Association sent a letter Thursday to the state’s revenue commissioner and attorney general. It demands that Mississippi either set a new standard license plate design without a religious phrase or allow people...

  • Maryland Feb 27, 2019

    High Court's Cross Case Could Affect Monuments Nationally

    A 40-foot-tall, concrete cross on public land in a Maryland suburb of Washington is at the center of a case before the Supreme Court. But similar monuments elsewhere in the country could be affected by the high court ruling, states have told the justices. The District of Columbia-based American Humanist Association, which is behind the challenge to the Maryland cross,...

  • Trump administration Feb 27, 2019

    High Court Deciding Fate of Cross-Shaped Maryland Memorial

    The Supreme Court this week will hear a case challenging a nearly 100-year-old Maryland war memorial.

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