Supreme Court turns down case on roadside crosses

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court declined to take up a case from Utah in which a federal appeals court ruled it unconstitutional to allow memorial crosses on state land along highways. By an 8-1 vote, the court decided Oct. 31 not to take the case in which the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that the memorial crosses were unconstitutional because reasonable observers could conclude their presence along state highways meant the markers were a government endorsement of Christianity.

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