Supreme Court rules First Amendment protects a public school coach and prayer

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that the First Amendment protects a public school coach's right to pray near students.
The case, which focused on the separation of church and state, involved a high school football coach who prayed at the 50-yard line after the game along with his players.
PHOTO: A coach's post-game prayers at the 50-yard line at Bremerton High School's football field divided the small community outside of Seattle. (ABC News)
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The Court ruled that the First Amendment clauses on freedom of practice and expression protect a person who engages in a personal practice of religion from government reprisals; the constitution neither requires nor permits the government to suppress such religious expressions.
Judge Neil Gorsuch wrote the opinion. The vote was 6-3.
Judge Sonia Sotomayor disagreed, along with Judges Stephen Breyer and Elana Kagan.
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