The Supreme Court decided not to consider an appeal from a high school football coach who was fired for praying at the 50-yard line after games. Joseph Kennedy, who coached at Bremerton High School in Washington before being fired in 2015, argued his First Amendment rights had been violated by the school district.
The Supreme Court on Monday ruled 7-2 in favor of a Lutheran daycare that sought state grant money for rubberized playing surfaces, scoring a victory for religious liberty proponents.
An all-Asian rock band calling itself “the Slants” could not be denied the right to patent its name on grounds of being too offensive, the Supreme Court found in a unanimous ruling.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously overturned a lower court’s controversial “provocation rule,” which allowed police officers to be held liable for the use of otherwise reasonable force if they separately committed an otherwise unconstitutional offense.