State Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and seven other senators are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to enter a dispute over whether a World War I memorial cross in Prince George’s County violates the separation of church and state.
In a “friend of the court” brief, the Democratic senators requested that the court review a 2017 ruling by a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that said the 40-foot-high Peace Cross in Bladensburg “excessively entangles the government in religion.”
Miller and the other senators — some of whom are veterans — want the cross, which commemorates the county's World War I dead, preserved.
The group includes Sen....