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Mojave cross in court

It took eight years, but the U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether the 7-foot high cross that stands in California's Mojave National Preserve as a World War I memorial violates the constitution's prohibition of government establishment of religion. When objections to the monument were raised earlier, Congress transferred the property surrounding it to the private ownership of the Veterans of Foreign Wars who erected it in 1934. The American Civil Liberties Union argues this still shows "favoritism."


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