The Supreme Court has agreed to hear another religious rights claim from a conservative Christian, this time to decide whether a former high school football coach had a free-speech right to kneel and lead postgame prayers at the 50-yard line.
The case of Joe Kennedy, a former coach from Bremerton, Wash., has bounced back and forth in the federal courts for six years, including two decisions from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and one earlier appeal to the Supreme Court.
And all the while, the two sides disagreed about what’s at issue: Are his prayers a matter of private speech or are they about promoting religion on school grounds?
His case has attracted extra attention in conservative circles, and the justices said Friday they agreed to decide whether Kennedy’s rights were violated when school officials warned him against leading prayers on the football field.
Source : https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2022-01-14/supreme-court-will-hear-the-case-of-football-coach-who-led-prayers-on-the-50-yard-line158