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World War I, the Supreme Court, and a cross in the Mojave desert: what does this mean?

Submitted by on May 4, 2010 – 11:07 pmNo Comment

So, I’ll pick up a hot potato: In what seems like it is becoming a typical 5-to-4 decision last week , the Supreme Court decided in Salazar v. Buono that the World War I memorial—or more precisely, the cross that is part of the memorial—that stands in the Mojave National Preserve is not unconstitutional and does not advance a particular religion. To be precise, the cross no longer sits on public land but on land owned by the VFW, but that’s all part of the particulars of the case

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World War I, the Supreme Court, and a cross in the Mojave desert: what does this mean?

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