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CROSS EXAMINED - The U.S. Supreme Court today is set to hear a major case testing the constitutionality of a cross-shaped memorial on public land in Maryland. Jones Day’s Michael Carvin and Hogan Lovells’ Neal Katyal will defend the constitutionality of the 93-year-old World War I “peace cross” memorial, and they’ll get amicus support from U.S. Justice Department acting solicitor Jeffrey Wall. Monica Miller of the American Humanist Association will argue the monument violates the establishment clause of the First Amendment.