Supreme Court Rules in the Case of The San Diego Cross; Originally a Korean War Memorial

The Supreme Court intervened last week to stop the removal of a large cross from city property in San Diego. A lower court judge had ordered the city to remove the Mount Soledad National War Memorial or be fined $5,000 a day. The Memorial is a 29-foot cross that sits atop Mount Soledad, which is San Diego city property. The lower court judge had ruled that the cross was an unconstitutional endorsement of one religion over another.

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COMMENT: Several members have contacted me on this matter over the past year. I have contacted the Memorial organization in San Diego, US Representative Duncan Hunter's office, as well as the San Diego Union on the matter. We are greatly encouraged by the Supreme Court's action.

Lou Dechert, President, KWVA/US

(Posted 7/11/06)