Federal judge dismisses World Trade Center cross lawsuit Blake Lynch at 11:44 AM ET
[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] on Thursday dismissed [opinion] a lawsuit challenging the display of a cross at the World Trade Center (WTC) memorial. The lawsuit [JURIST report], brought by American Atheists (AA) [advocacy website] alleged two intersecting beams found in the WTC wreckage should not be displayed at the 9/11 Memorial Museum [official website] because it would constitute a government endorsement of religion. AA President David Silverman and attorney Edwin Kagin have said the group plans to appeal [press release] the ruling. The 9/11 Memorial Museum is scheduled to open next year.
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