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Constitutional Law Keyed to Chemerinsky
American Legion v. American Humanist Association
Citation:139 S. Ct. 2067 (2019)
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American Humanist Association (AHA), an atheist group, sued the American Legion for maintaining a cross on public grounds, using public funds. The cross, known as the Bladensburg Peace Cross, was built in 1925 in Bladensburg, Maryland as a memorial to local soldiers who died in World War I. It is in the shape of a Latin Cross. The AHA argues that the presence of the cross and its maintenance via public funds is a violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. As remedy, the AHA requested that the cross would be relocated, demolished, or that the arms were removed.
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