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-- WITH PHOTO -- TO LEGAL AFFAIRS, AND NATIONAL EDITORS:
Supreme Court Petition To Save The Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial Cross
Receives Broad Support
SAN DIEGO, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The States of
Texas, Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas,
Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio,
Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wisconsin,
The American Legion, Veterans with plaques surrounding the Memorial
Cross, including Bronze Star Recipient and Retired U.S. Army Colonel
David G. Epstein, and members of the U.S. Congress are among the
parties, who filed friend-of-the-court briefs this week in support of
the Mt. Soledad Memorial Association's (MSMA) petition asking the
United States Supreme Court to save the historic Mt. Soledad Veterans
Memorial Cross in San Diego. Liberty Institute and Morgan Lewis &
Bockius LLP, which represent the MSMA, submitted the petition to the
Supreme Court last month.
"We are encouraged by the outpouring of support that the Mt. Soledad
Memorial Association has received for its petition to have the U.S.
Supreme Court settle, once and for all, the constitutionality of the
Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial Cross," said Kelly Shackelford, Liberty
Institute President and CEO. "In addition to this national
treasure-the nation's oldest Korean War Veterans Memorial-the fate of
hundreds of other similar veterans memorials, erected to honor the
selfless sacrifice of our nation's war heroes, hangs in the balance."
To view the briefs online, follow these five links:
The MSMA's cert petition to the Supreme Court seeks review of the
case, Mt. Soledad Memorial Association v. Steve Trunk, et al., follows
a district court's order in December requiring the removal of the Mt.
Soledad Veterans Memorial Cross. Erected in 1954, the Mt. Soledad
Veterans Memorial is the nation's oldest Korean War Veterans Memorial.
It contains more than 3,600 plaques honoring individual veterans'
selfless sacrifice and service.
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and restoring religious liberty across America - in our schools, for
our churches, in the military and throughout the public arena.
Liberty's vision is to reestablish religious liberty in accordance
with the principles of our nation's Founders. For information, visit
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