Supreme Court to review case involving high school football coach who was fired for on-field prayers

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The Supreme Court will hear remarks from a former high school football coach who is battling Bremerton School District’s ban on postgame prayers with players, which cost him his job.

Joe Kennedy, a retired Marine Corps gunnery sergeant, was initially suspended and then fired in 2015 after he refused a Washington state school district order to end his postgame prayer sessions, which had begun with him silently praying on the field before players later joined him.

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Oral arguments for the Kennedy case will likely be held this spring with a ruling by late June 2022, Fox News confirmed. GOP senators and former Vice President Mike Pence are among those filing legal briefs in support of Kennedy.

The Supreme Court is seen in Washington on Nov. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

The Supreme Court declined in 2019 to hear Kennedy’s appeal after his case was rejected by the Ninth Circuit. As part of the Supreme Court’s initial decision, four conservative justices – Thomas, Alito, Kavanaugh, and Gorsuch – indicated Kennedy’s case could

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