Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall is taking the fight over a cross in Florida to the U.S. Supreme Court. Marshall led more than a dozen states in support of the city of Pensacola’s right to maintain a historic cross in a public park. The cross was placed at Bayview Park in 1941, as the U.S. prepared to enter World War II. Atheists are suing to get the cross removed, claiming it is a violation of the Constitution's establishment clause. Marshall, a Republican, calls that "a distorted view of the law." Marshall asked if the thousands of crosses at Arlington National Cemetery should be ripped out of the ground because they are religious symbols. Alabama was joined in a friend-of-the-court brief by Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah.
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