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The Supreme Court’s “Praying Coach” Case, Explained

posted on April 13, 2022

Ian Millhiser of Vox reports that the Supreme Court will soon hear Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, a case involving a high school football coach who gave faith-inspired motivational speeches before games and knelt to pray at the 50-yard line with his team. Millhiser writes, “While the weight of established law should crush Kennedy’s case, the biggest open question in Kennedy is most likely to be just how much leeway the Court will give public school teachers and coaches to preach their religious beliefs to their students.” The coach’s lawyers have framed the case differently, alleging that the school infringed on his free speech and religious liberty rights.

Read at Vox