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Federal Court rules in atheist organization lawsuit – 40-foot cross in World War I veterans memorial must be torn down

On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, the three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Richmond, Virginia ruled that a cross erected in a public memorial in the 1920’s violated the Establishment Clause and was unconstitutional. The lawsuit was brought by a Washington-based atheist organization, American Humanist Association (AHA), who base