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Supreme Court Weighs Fate of 40-Foot Cross Built as War Memorial

  • Cross is challenged as government endorsement of Christianity
  • Memorial contains names of local men who died in World War I

A 40-foot cross in the middle of a Washington-area intersection is the U.S. Supreme Court’s new focus in the centuries-old fight over the role of religion in public life.

The concrete cross, completed in 1925 as a World War I memorial, will be at the center of a high court argument set for Wednesday.