The World War I memorial cross in Bladensburg, Md., just outside of Washington, D.C. The federal government asked the Supreme Court to rule in favor of the cross that serves as a war memorial, which critics say is an unconstitutional state religious endorsement. Arguments are scheduled to be heard this week.

The World War I memorial cross in Bladensburg, Md., just outside of Washington, D.C.  The federal government asked the Supreme Court to rule in favor of the cross that serves as a war memorial, which critics say is an unconstitutional state religious endorsement. Arguments are scheduled to be heard this week