Kennedy vs Bremerton School District

High School Football Coach Joe Kennedy has the right to pray on the field after games and keep his job as public employee. 6-3 vote of the Supreme Court.


"Respect for religious expressions is indispensable to life in a free and diverse Republic—whether those expressions take place in a sanctuary or on a field, and whether they manifest through the spoken word or a bowed head. Here, a government entity sought to punish an individual for en-gaging in a brief, quiet, personal religious observance doubly protected by the Free Exercise and Free Speech Clauses of the First Amendment. And the only meaningful justification the government offered for its reprisal rested on a mistaken view that it had a duty to ferret out and suppress religious observances even as it allows comparable secular speech. The Constitution neither mandates nor tolerates that kind of discrimination. Mr. Kennedy is entitled to summary judgment on his First Amendment claims. The judgment of the Court of Appeals is Reversed."

Kennedy vs Bremerton School District

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/21-418_i425.pdf




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