Supreme Court revisits case of coach who wanted to pray on football field

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The Supreme Court on Monday will hear arguments in the case of a Washington state high school football coach who lost his job for praying on the 50-yard-line in violation of school district orders, The Washington Post reports. It will be the second time the case, Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, has been considered by the high court.

When the court first took up the case in 2019, Chief Justice John Roberts joined liberal Justices Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, and Ruth Bader Ginsberg in declining to hear the case.

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Harold Maass is a contributing editor at The Week. He has been writing for The Week since the 2001 debut of the U.S. print edition and served as editor of TheWeek.com when it launched in 2008. Harold started his career as a newspaper reporter in South Florida and Haiti. He has previously worked for a variety of news outlets, including The Miami Herald, ABC News and Fox News, and for several years wrote a daily roundup of financial news for The Week and Yahoo Finance.