The Supreme Court just ruled that the Bladensburg Peace Cross, a cross-shaped WWI memorial in Bladensburg, Maryland, does not violate the Constitution’s establishment clause.

It will remain standing and in the care of the government.

The vote was 7-2 for the Peace Cross to stay with Justices Sotomayor and Ginsburg as the lone dissenters:

 

The courts ruling says that the cross represents ‘sacrifice’  and that’s why he can stay put. The 40-foot Peace Cross is a 94-year-old memorial to honor 49 men who fought and died in WWI.

Pete Williams described the decision in-depth:

A Humanist organization brought the case against the cross and won in a lower court. This reverses the lower court’s decision.


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