Supreme Court sides with coach who sought to pray after game
The court ruled 6-3 along ideological lines for the coach.
The justices said Monday the coach’s prayer was protected by the First Amendment.
The case forced the justices to wrestle with how to balance the religious and free speech rights of teachers and coaches with the rights of students not to feel pressured into participating in religious practices.
The outcome could strengthen the acceptability of some religious practices in the public school setting.
The decision is the latest in a line of Supreme Court rulings for religious plaintiffs.