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4th Circuit: ‘Peace Cross’ violates Constitution (access required)

BALTIMORE—A 40-foot tall cross erected as a World War I memorial on state-owned land in Bladens­burg, Maryland, violates the con­stitutional separation of church and state, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Oct. 18. “The monument has the primary effect of endorsing religion and excessively en­tangles the government in religion,” the 4th Circuit said in ...