It's a familiar sight in both college and high school in cities and towns across America. Football players and coaches, sometimes of opposing teams, gathering before or after a game to pray together on the 50-yard line. But even if it is a traditional practice, it wasn't clearly legal if the schools are public. Until now.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a high school football coach had a constitutional right to pray at the 50-yard line after his team's games.
Justice Neil Gorsuch, writing for the majority, said that Joseph Kennedy's praying after games was protected by the First Amendment and that the school district had erred in suspending him after he refused to stop.