Thursday, April 29, 2010

Supreme Court rules on religious symbol

In the 5-4 decision, Justice Kennedy said "The Constitution does not oblige government to avoid any public acknowledgment of religion's role in society." The decision sends the case, Salazar v. Buono, back to a lower court. The ACLU had filed the lawsuit for Frank Buono (a former employee at Mojave National Preserve); he was offended by the cross erected by World War I veterans in 1934. The fact that the site on which the cross stands was declared a national memorial after the lower court ruled that the cross should be torn down probably helped save it. Here's the story at the Washington Times.

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