4th Circuit Declines to Rehear Bladensburg Cross Case

4th Circuit Declines to Rehear Bladensburg Cross Case

Written by Don Byrd By an 8-6 vote, the entire Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals declined to revisit a constitutional challenge to a large memorial cross in Bladensburg, Maryland. That leaves in place a panel’s earlier ruling that the memorial is an...
March Madness: Religious Liberty Edition

March Madness: Religious Liberty Edition

Written by Don Byrd In case you have not noticed, basketball tourney season is upon us. High school and college players (and back-yard wannabes, I can attest) dream about competing at the end of the season with everything on the line. This year, the girls’ team...
Judge Rules 40-Foot Memorial Cross in Maryland Constitutional

Judge Rules 40-Foot Memorial Cross in Maryland Constitutional

Written by Don Byrd A federal judge in Maryland ruled that a large memorial cross on public land in Bladensburg is constitutional, even though it is a religious symbol, because it has a secular purpose – namely to memorialize fallen soldiers. The American...