The following comes from a June 25 release from the Liberty Institute.
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will not review the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial Cross case – Mt. Soledad Memorial Association v. Steve Trunk, et al and United States of America, et al. v. Steve Trunk et al. – in which the 29-foot veterans’ memorial cross in La Jolla, California is in jeopardy.
“While we are disappointed the Court did not accept this case for review at this time, we are hopeful we can find a solution that will allow this veterans memorial to remain where it has stood for over half a century,” said Allyson Ho, lead counsel for the co-defendant, the Mt. Soledad Memorial Association, and co-chair of the U.S. Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation Practice at Morgan, Lewis and Bockius LLP.
The Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial Cross … is surrounded by six concentric walls with the photos, names and diverse religious symbols of members of our military who have honorably served their country.
Even though the Court temporarily refused to review the case, Justice Alito issued a statement stating that the appeal may be premature and that the court may reconsider this case after the district court issues a final order determining the fate of the memorial.
“We are hopeful in light of Justice Alito’s statement and remain committed to defending this memorial through the many legal battles yet to come,” said Kelly Shackelford, president and CEO of Liberty Institute and co-counsel for the Mt. Soledad Memorial Association….
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