“Hundreds” of crosses at war monuments and memorials across the nation now are at risk because a panel from the 4th U.S. Court of Appeals condemned the Bladensburg World War I Veterans Memorial to destruction, and the full court refused to reconsider, says one of the judges.
The warning came from Circuit Judge Paul Niemeyer, a part of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The majority there refused to have the entire court weigh in on the Bladensburg case, and that would leave it condemned to destruction because of its presence on public property.
But the legal team fighting the case confirmed immediately that the case would be moved up to the Supreme Court.
Niemeyer’s opinion was blunt.
“The holding not only violates [precedent], it also needlessly puts