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Inside the First Amendment: Ground Zero Cross: A display is not a shrine

6:19 PM, Apr. 9, 2013
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On March 28, a group of atheists in New York lost round one in their legal battle to keep the "Ground Zero Cross" out of the National September 11 Museum in lower Manhattan.

Federal Judge Deborah Batts ruled that the object - two steel beams in the shape of a cross that survived the collapse of the World Trade Center on 9/11 - may be displayed in the memorial museum without violating the Establishment clause of the First Amendment. (American Atheists, Inc. v. Port Authority of NY and NJ).

The court acknowledged that many Americans see these steel beams as a symbol of religious hope and meaning. ...

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