SAN DIEGO (AP) — A veterans group has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule a judge’s order to remove a war memorial cross from a Southern California mountain.
The Mt. Soledad Memorial Association on Tuesday asked the nation’s highest court to allow the 43-foot cross to remain atop the mountain in San Diego. In December, U.S. District Judge Larry Burns said it must go.READ MORE: Joseph Jimenez Charged With Murder, Attempted Murder In Corona Movie Theater Shooting
The veterans group— and the U.S. Department of Justice — already have asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overrule the judge.READ MORE: Initiative To Clear Encampment From Venice Boardwalk Brings 191 People Indoors
The group says it hopes appealing straight to the Supreme Court will hasten resolution of a legal dispute that began in 1989 over whether the Korean War memorial site represents an unconstitutional endorsement of Christianity on public property.MORE NEWS: LASD Releases Video Of Fatal Shooting Of David Ordaz Jr., Villanueva Says Deputy Suspended Pending Investigation
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