The Supreme Court handed down a stay on Friday that allows the city of San Diego to maintain the cross atop Mount Soledad until at least the fall.

The high court said the temporary stay Justice Anthony Kennedy authorized Monday will be extended until the cross issue is heard this fall by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. A federal judge ruled that the city had to remove the cross from the war memorial by Aug. 2 or pay daily fines of $5,000.

Here is Friday’s ruling. Mayor Jerry Sanders will talk about the new development later today. Check back later for more.


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