The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that a high school football coach has the constitutional right to lead his team in prayer on the field after games.
In doing so, the court is reversing sixty-year-old precedents. After all, they banned praying in public schools during school activities such as sports competitions.
In this case, freedom of speech and freedom of religion as opposed to the constitutional ban on religious activities in public schools. Freedom of religion won. The court’s six conservative judges voted in favour of the decision, and the three “liberal” judges opposed.
It was the third decision in a short time in which the court broke with decades-old case law. Last week, the court extended all the right to carry firearms outdoors and reversed the Roe vs. Wade from 1973, in which the right to abortion was given constitutional protection.