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Supreme Court finds for coach

Justices rule 6-3 in case, allowing coaches to pray

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning, Monday, June 27, that a football coach can lead a moment of silence and on the field after the conclusion of a game.

The court ruled, 6-3, in favor of former Bremerton Coach Joseph Kennedy, who challenged his firing.

The court found the Bremerton School District violated Kennedy’s religious freedom when it ordered him to stop leading a moment of silence on the 50-yard line and when it fired the coach for refusing to obey.

Players and others joined Kennedy on the field voluntarily, and were not coerced into doing so, the court found....


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