Mt. Soledad cross dispute ends quietly in settlement

Posted at 1:05 PM, Sep 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-09 16:05:20-04

After more than 25 years of legal battles over the cross on top of Mt. Soledad, the dispute has quietly ended in a settlement.

On Wednesday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order granting a motion to dismiss the case submitted to the court by the United States Department of Defense and the Mt. Soledad Memorial Association on Aug. 25.

The Department of Defense granted the land where the cross sits atop Mt. Soledad to the Mt. Soledad Memorial Association in July 2015 for $1.4 million as part of the National Defense Authorization Act passed by Congress in 2014.