Kennedy v. Bremerton School District: Gedicks’s Comment

On 27 June 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a former high school football coach had a right to pray on the 50-yard line at the conclusion of a game. BYU Law Professor Frederick Mark Gedicks explains why he thinks this decision is problematic, particularly for small religious groups, and how it will affect the Court’s Establishment Clause jurisprudence.


0:14 – Kennedy v. Bremerton School District case

3:56 – The U.S. Supreme Court’s jurisprudence on public school prayer

06:44 – The coercion test

09:02 – The Lemon test and the endorsement test

13:00 – Kennedy and changes in the U.S. Supreme Court