SCOTUS rules in favor of football coach fired for postgame prayers

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The Supreme Court on Monday ruled 6-3 along ideological lines in favor of former high school football coach Joseph Kennedy, who was suspended then not rehired after leading postgame prayers on the 50-yard line.

"The Constitution and the best of our traditions counsel mutual respect and tolerance, not censorship and suppression, for religious and nonreligious views alike," Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote for the conservative majority.

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