Supreme Court rules for high school football coach who prayed at midfield

Former Bremerton High School assistant football coach Joe Kennedy takes a knee in front of the Supreme Court after his case was argued in April

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled for a former high school football coach who lost his job after leading postgame prayers at midfield

Justice Neil M. Gorsuch wrote for fellow conservatives in the 6-to-3 decision

His opinion did not specifically overrule the test that grew out of the court’s decision in Lemon v. Kurtzman.

Paul D. Clement, who argued Kennedy’s case at the Supreme Court for the First Liberty Institute,

Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, which represented the Bremerton school district

The Roberts court has recently been overwhelmingly protective of religious rights