We are not giving up.
You may recall, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals declared the long-standing Cross Memorial at Mt. Soledad in San Diego in January unconstitutional.
As you know, the ACLU is behind this litigation and spent years trying to get this memorial removed. Now, we're preparing for the next phase - urging the federal appeals court to reconsider the decision and permit a full panel of the appeals court to consider the case.
We're preparing that critical amicus brief - due in a matter of days. We will be representing members of Congress and we want to represent you - stand with us now. Join our Committee to Protect the Cross and urge the 9th Circuit to reconsider this case.
In our first amicus brief filed urging the three-judge panel to uphold the constitutionality of the memorial, we presented a clear argument that the federal governments acquisition and operation of the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial including its commemorative cross is consistent with the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. That brief is posted here.
We believe the three-judge panel got it wrong. While this flawed decision not only strikes at the heart of honoring our military veterans, it reaches a faulty conclusion that this iconic memorial - part of the historic landscape of San Diego - is unconstitutional.
That's why this next chapter is so important. We need to convice the full appeals court to rehear this case and overturn the troubling decision of the panel.
Sign on to our Committee to Protect the Cross and help us defend the Mt. Soledad War Memorial Cross - a case that's likely to ultimately be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.