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Appeals court orders review of war memorial cross


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/nation/article/appeals_court_orders_review_of_war_memorial_cross_20110106

An appeals court ordered further proceedings on a Jewish veterans group's challenge to the display of a cross at a San Diego veterans' memorial, saying it was unconstitutional. The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled Tuesday that the cross on Mount Soledad was a "government endorsement of religion." The Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America, backed by a number of Jewish and civil liberties groups, filed the appeal a year ago after a U.S. district court ruled that the cross was not unconstitutional because it "communicates the primarily non-religious messages of military service, death and sacrifice."

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