Bloomberg Law
Jan. 14, 2022, 9:16 PM

SCOTUS Will Hear High School Coach’s Case Over Midfield Prayer

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian

The U.S. Supreme Court Friday agreed to consider whether a Christian high school football coach’s practice of kneeling at the 50-yard line to pray after his team’s games in Washington state is a private religious act protected by the U.S. Constitution or conduct his employer had the right to prohibit.

Former Bremerton High School assistant coach Joe Kennedy succeeded in his second attempt to get the justices to review whether the school district violated his free speech and free exercise of religion rights when it cracked down after seven years on his midfield prayers in the post-game hubbub.

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