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 Wednesday, February 27, 2019.


Case Summary

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.)

Case Briefs

Oral Argument

Decision

  • To be posted when the case is decided. 

News Articles and Resources


Click on the photo below to view images of the cross and surrounding monuments in Veteran Memorial Park: 

Bladensburg Cross/Peace Cross (2018)