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-Mohave Memorial Cross Resurrected on Veterans Day

Monday, November 12th, 2012

(Photo Credit: NPS/Eric Nystrom) From The Blaze: A war memorial cross that once stood on a rocky hilltop in a national park before being deemed unconstitutional and ordered removed has been resurrected on Veterans Day in the stunningly stark Mojave desert site, capping a landmark case for veterans fighting similar battles on public lands. Henry […]

-Case Settled: Mohave Cross is Coming Back

Friday, April 27th, 2012

         The Mojave Memorial Cross  (Photo credit: Wikipedia) From ABC News: A federal judge approved the lawsuit settlement on Monday, permitting the park service to turn over a remote hilltop area known as Sunrise Rock to a Veteran of Foreign Wars post in Barstow and the Veterans Home of California-Barstow. The park will give up […]

-Mojave Desert Memorial Cross is Stolen

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

The 75-year-old Mohave Desert War Memorial Cross was cut down and stolen Sunday night according to federal officials. The US Supreme Court ruled just last month that the cross could stay. The ACLU and other groups had brought a lawsuit to get the memorial cross taken down since it was on Federal land. Then the […]

-Supreme Court: Mojave Memorial Cross Can Stay

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

(Image by Chazz Layne via Flickr) The US Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that the Mojave Desert memorial cross can stay. The cross has been covered since 2002. In a 5-4 vote the justices said: “the constitution does not oblige government to avoid any public acknowledgment of religion’s role in society.” They also said that […]

-Does the Constitution Really Protect Us from Being Offended?

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

Image by Chazz Layne via Flickr The Mohave Cross is covered by plywood due to court order by the Ninth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals to protect us all from being ‘offended’ by a WWI memorial cross that has been there since 1934. The case is now before the US Supreme Court. The […]