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Crosses

Pensacola, Florida’s maintenance of a 34-foot Latin cross in a city park does not violate the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, the Eleventh Circuit ruled. The circuit had affirmed a lower court’s decision ordering the removal of the cross but the Supreme Court vacated after determining that a 32-foot Latin cross on public land in Maryland was constitutional.

ATLANTA – The maintenance of a 34-foot Latin cross in a Pensacola, Florida, park does not violate the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, the 11th Circuit ruled. The circuit had affirmed a lower court’s decision ordering the removal of the cross, but the Supreme Court vacated that order after determining that a 32-foot Latin cross on public land in Maryland was constitutional.

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