Case of praying football coach erodes separation between church and state by the Supreme Court

A Washington state school district disregarded a secondary school football trainer's First Amendment rights by firing him when he supplicated at the 50-yard line after games.

The assessment was 6-3 along moderate liberal philosophical lines.

"The Constitution and the best of our customs counsel shared regard and resilience, not control and concealment 

For strict and nonreligious sees the same," Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in the larger part assessment.

Mentor Joe Kennedy's requests were protected by the First Amendment and weren't subject to the school district's boundaries.

The choice brings down the bar among chapel and state in an assessment that will permit more strict articulation out in the open spaces. 

By allowing strict articulation in broad daylight, a government element does not disregard the Establishment Clause.

"We're unaware of any generally solid understanding of the Establishment Clause that begins to "police religion" in such a way," Gorsuch wrote.

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