Controversial California cross loses in court.

Position:AU Bulletin - Brief Article

A controversial 43-foot-tall cross in San Diego lost another court battle in June when a federal appeals court said the religious display is unconstitutional.

In 1989, local resident Philip Paulson, with assistance from the American Civil Liberties Union, filed suit, charging that display of the cross on public property atop Mt. Soledad is unconstitutional.

To lessen the likelihood of losing a federal lawsuit, city officials struck a deal with a local veterans group to sell the cross and the land immediately around it in a non-competitive process...

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