Viewfinder: The 40-Foot Cross at the Heart of a Supreme Court Case Over Separation of Church and State

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A 40-foot cross that honors 49 fallen World War I soldiers from Prince George's County, Maryland, stands at the busy intersection of Bladensberg and Annapolis roads and Baltimore Avenue on February 28th, 2019, in Bladensburg, Maryland. The cross is at the heart of a Supreme Court case argued by justices this week about whether the symbol runs afoul of the First Amendment's ban on government establishment of religion by sending a message of favoritism to Christianity.

A 40-foot cross that honors 49 fallen World War I soldiers from Prince George's County, Maryland, stands at the busy intersection of Bladensberg and Annapolis roads and Baltimore Avenue on February 28th, 2019, in Bladensburg, Maryland. The cross is at the heart of a Supreme Court case argued by justices this week about whether the symbol runs afoul of the First Amendment's ban on government establishment of religion by sending a message of favoritism to Christianity.

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