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Judicial Watch Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief Supporting World War I Veterans Memorial Cross

The 'Peace Cross,' a 93-year-old World War I memorial, may be torn down unless Supreme Court Acts

Contact: Jill Farrell, Judicial Watch, 202-646-5188

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2019 /Standard Newswire/ -- Judicial Watch announced today that it filed an amicus curiae brief in the United States Supreme Court asking the court to reverse a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, which ruled that government recognition and upkeep of a World War I memorial cross is in violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment of the Constitution. (The American Legion, et al. v. American Humanist Association, et al.; Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission v. American Humanist Association, et al. (Nos. 17-1717, 18-18)). The court will hear arguments on the case next week, on February 27, 2019.

The First Amendment provides: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." These two clauses comprise the "establishment clause" and the "free exercise clause."

Judicial Watch argues that the Supreme Court in this case can "clarify the...

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