Thursday, April 29, 2010
Supreme Court decision that may be of interest
A 5 to 4 decision by the court overturns a federal judge's objection to a white cross erected more than 75 years ago on a stretch of the Mojave Desert to honor the dead of World War I.
Six justices explained their reasoning in writing, often using stirring rhetoric or emotional images of sacrifice and faith to describe how religion can both honor the nation's dead and divide a pluralistic nation.
[source: Washington Post]
The Supreme Court opinion itself is found at http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/09pdf/08-472.pdf