Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Cert. Filed In Coach's Attempt to Pray With His Team

According to My Central, on Monday, a petition for certiorari was filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in Borden v. School District of the Township of East Brusnwick. In the case, the 3rd Circuit last April upheld a school district rule that prevented high school football coach Marcus Borden from joining with his team in its pre-meal grace and taking a knee during a prayer in the locker-room by team members. The court found that given the specific history of Borden's activities, his joining with the team could reasonably be interpreted as an endorsement of religion by him. (See prior posting.) [Thanks to Blog from the Capital for the lead.]

UPDATE: Here is the Petition for Cert and the amicus brief in support of the petition filed by the American Football Coaches Association.