Court Won't Reconsider Utah Highway Cross Case

Thursday, 23 Dec 2010 09:05 AM

 

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SALT LAKE CITY — A federal appeals court says it won't reconsider a case involving 14 memorial crosses on Utah highways that were ruled unconstitutional.

A three-judge panel decided in August that the 12-foot high crosses represent an endorsement of Christianity.

The Utah Highway Patrol Association and two state agencies petitioned for a rehearing. They contend the memorials honor fallen officers and encourage safe driving.

The 14 white crosses were first erected in 1998 and are paid for with donations to the association. The American Atheists Inc. filed a lawsuit in 2005 over the crosses' use of the Highway Patrol shield and argued that the crosses should be removed.

A majority of the judges on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver rejected a rehearing in a split ruling issued Monday.

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