The American Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a former High School Football Coach from Washington DC, Joseph Kennedy.
According to local media reports, the coach had previously been dismissed after a striking 6-3 ruling took center stage was the Supreme Court aligned with coach Joseph Kennedy. He was recently put on leave after he refused to put a halt to his prayers at the 50-yard line.
The high school’s administration had ruled how it did not wish to make the students feel a sense of pressure to join in on his prayers and that’s why they punished him by administering him a leave recently.
On the other hand, the coach’s lawyers reportedly began to argue how their client had done absolutely nothing wrong and his prayer offering was completely silent, and more like solitary prayers.
They felt the punishment provided by the school against him was a huge offense and took away his right to practice his religion without doing anybody any harm.
The case was soon seen pitting the rights related to freedom of speech against the separation from the state and the church.
Meanwhile, analysts reviewing the case have gone on to mention how the ruling by the high court would pave the way for a limited number of restrictions on religious freedom in the school.
Kennedy who is a former member of the US Marine Corps for a good 20 years says District was wrong to begin and only behaved in this manner because they were afraid of all the threats and the numerous complaints they got from members of the society after the incident.
At first, the SCOTUS had reportedly declined to hear more about the case but then in a sudden turnaround decision, they decided to rule in his favor, adding how he had every right to pray and how the prayers were under the protection of the country’s First Amendment in regards to freedom of speech.