Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Football Coach asks U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Prayer Case

A New Jersey high school football coach is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review his case after the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled he cannot kneel or bow his head during team prayer."The Supreme Court needs to hear this case because it is a matter of national importance, not only for public school coaches but for public school teachers and administrators," Ronald J. Riccio, the former dean of Seton Hall University Law School, told MyCentralJersey.com.Riccio, who is representing Marcus Borden pro bono, is joined in his petition by some of the country's largest and most prestigious law firms, including Sidley Austin LLP, which at one time employed Sen. Barack and Michelle Obama.The American Football Coaches Association, with more than 10,000 members nationwide, is expected to file its own petition in support of Borden. The group estimates more than 50 percent of coaches nationwide engage in team prayer.

No Head Shall Bow

— Jennifer Mesko


As in the days of Noah....

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