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Veterans ask to intervene in cross debate

September 22, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A nonprofit group filed a motion in federal court Tuesday on behalf of the Veterans of Foreign Wars asking to intervene in the decade-old legal battle over a cross in the Mojave Desert.The fight continues over whether a cross erected in San Bernardino County is an unconstitutional religious symbol on public land.

The latest dispute challenges a congressional move to make land under the cross private by trading it to the VFW.

The motion is expected to be heard in October.

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