TOPEKA – (July 31, 2018) – The Constitution does not require that veterans memorials situated on public lands be stripped of religious imagery, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has told the U. S. Supreme Court. In a case involving a 93-year-old Maryland memorial to American service members who died in World War I, Schmidt yesterday filed a brief asking the U. S. Supreme Court to decide that the fact the memorial is built in the shape of a cross does not inherently constitute the establishment of a religion in violation of the Constitution. The brief, filed by a total of 28 attorneys general and the governor of Kentucky, argues that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit incorrectly concluded that the Constitution prohibits religious imagery...
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AG Derek Schmidt: Constitution permits veterans memorials to include religious imagery