Attorney will keep fighting to have Mt. Soledad cross removed
Monday, July 31, 2006
Tomorrow, August 1, was supposed to be the day the cross came down, under a ruling from a federal judge. But instead the Supreme Court has issued a stay, and Congress is considering legislation to keep the cross where it is.
McElroy says, if Congress passes the bill, he'll fight the government's right to take the land by eminent domain.
McElroy: "The federal government is supposed to have some public purpose for the taking, what's the public purpose it is a park now its going to remain a park, it's going to remain a park the only public purpose is trying to save the cross. The federal government can't take things by eminent domain if they're acting in bad faith, well certainly it's bad faith if all your trying to do is get around court orders."
McElroy's suits allege the cross violates the state constitution's separation of church and state. Supporters of the Cross hope to move the legal battle up to the federal level. Alison St John, KPBS News.
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