CNN, October 5, 2009: High court to decide if war memorial violates Constitution

CIMA, California — Driving along a pockmarked road amid rocks and Joshua trees in a lonely southern California desert, religious controversy might be the last thing you’d expect to encounter.

A federal judge has ordered the Mojave Cross, a war memorial erected by a veterans group 75 years ago, to be covered. It’s boxed in plywood.

The high court on Wednesday will consider whether the display violates the First Amendment’s provision for a separation of church and state.