American Legion v. American Humanist Association

Text

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/18pdf/17-1717_4f14.pdf

Holding

Forty-foot tall cross that was part of a memorial honoring veterans did not violate the Establishment Clause when applying a presumption of constitutionality to historical religious monuments.

Citation

588 U.S. __ (139 S.Ct. 2067)

Year

Ratio

Author

Religious Tradition Involved

State/Territory of Origin

Clause (Free Exercise / Establishment / Both / Other)

Does it involve religious institution(s) or individual(s)

Local / State / Federal Legislation

Dissent Author(s)

Uphold / Overturn Penultimate Court

Penultimate court of appeals

Penultimate court opinion citation

Am. Humanist Assn. v. Maryland-Natl. Capital Park and Plan. Commn., 874 F.3d 195 (4th Cir. 2017), rev'd and remanded sub nom. Am. Legion v. Am. Humanist Assn., 139 S. Ct. 2067 (2019)