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Federal appeals court allows cross to remain on county seal

August 12, 2019

Via: Jurist

The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled Thursday that Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, can maintain its current seal, which includes an image of a cross among other secular symbols.

Lehigh County’s current seal was adopted in 1944. The cross is set in the center of the seal, which also contains images of the county’s industries, including manufacturing and farming. The Freedom from Religion Foundation requested that the county discontinue use of the seal in 2014 and filed this case in 2016 under the First Amendment after the county declined.

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