Spring Weather Tempts Locked-Down DC Residents

Pick-up basketball games, crowds gathering at an outdoor fish market, family hikes along trails in Rock Creek Park. Warmer weather is bringing violations of social distance guidelines in the nation’s capital, even as health officials predict the city could become one of the next U.S. hot spots in the coronavirus pandemic.

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California Bans Large Gatherings, Disneyland to Close Amid Virus Fears

Even as California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a ban Thursday on large events of more than 250 people to curb exposure to the coronavirus – with an exemption for theme parks, casinos and movie theaters – Disneyland said it will voluntarily close its resort through the end of March.

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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.

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Confederate Monuments

The Fifth Circuit upheld the dismissal of a suit challenging the relocation of Confederate monuments from a San Antonio, Texas, park and the University of Texas campus in Austin, finding that the Sons of Confederate Veterans and two descendants of Confederate soldiers failed to claim a particularized injury.   

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