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Joe Kennedy, an assistant football coach at Bremerton High School in Washington State, insisted that he had a right to pray with players and students at the 50-yard line after games.

Officials at Kennedy’s school felt differently – and so did Americans United. On Aug. 23, a federal appeals court sided with the school, issuing a 3-0 ruling making it clear that public-school teachers and staff have no right to engage in religious activity with students.

Franklin Graham Urges Public School Football Coaches To Break The Law

Last week, a federal appeals court ruled that a public-high-school football coach in Bremerton, Wash., doesn’t have the right to lead players in prayer. An Americans United legal fellow, Andrew Nellis, argued before the 9th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals in the case, Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, so we’re quite familiar with it.