SCOTUS OK’s 40-Foot Christian Cross On Public Land

CNBC reports:

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a 40-foot cross commemorating World War I can continue to stand on public ground because it does not violate the Establishment Clause of the Constitution. The case concerned a giant, early 20th century Latin cross that stands in a Maryland intersection in the suburbs of the nation’s capital.

The project was conceived as a memorial by mothers of men killed in World War I, and is now maintained by a municipal agency that has spent just over $100,000 on the monument since the 1980s. That expenditure has raised questions about whether the cross violates the legal prohibition against excessive entanglement between religion and government.