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American Legion v. American Humanist Assn., 17–1717

Held that a Maryland public monument in the shape of a 32-foot tall Latin cross did not violate the Establishment Clause. A humanist group and others argued that the memorial to soldiers who died in World War I must be removed because of the crucifix shape. The U.S. Supreme Court disagreed. Justice Alito announced the judgment of the Court; however, only certain portions of his opinion received support from a majority of the justices.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2019/06/20


  • Alito


  • United States Supreme Court


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