The Mount Soledad Cross case was decided this week. I am currently reading it right now, and will post on it soon.
But I just wanted to share this sentence. It was completely unnecessary to the opinion, which makes it all the more beautiful.
The cross was a marker of an individual grave, not a universal monument to the war dead. And tellingly, the universal symbol emanating from those foreign wars is the poppy, not the cross.
Don’t worry about the context. Or the law. Or the facts. Or the meaning. Pretend it didn’t come from a legal opinion. Just look at it for the beauty of the words, and how they are put together. Its fucking beautiful.