Supreme Court Rules on Separation of Church and State Case

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The World War I memorial cross at 4500 Annapolis Road in Bladensburg, Md. The Bladensburg Peace Cross, as the local landmark is known, was dedicated in 1925 as a memorial to Prince George's County's World War I dead.  (Algerina Perna/Baltimore Sun/TNS via Getty Images)

The Supreme Court ruled today that a 40-foot cross can remain on public land. The decision was a victory for religious groups who argued that the World War One Memorial Cross, located at an intersection in Maryland, did not violate the First Amendment-based separation of church and state.


Jessica Levinson, professor of law, Loyola Law School