Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission v. American Humanist Association is a freedom of religion case about a local government’s display and maintenance of a 40-foot tall cross on public property that was established in memory of fallen World War I soldiers. The case presents a great opportunity for students to explore the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. The case was argued on February 27, 2019, and decided on June 20, 2019.
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission v. American Humanist Association (Note: you will be prompted to create a Street Law store web account in order to download this free case summary.)
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Click on the photo below to view images of the cross and surrounding monuments in Veteran Memorial Park: