The Coach’s Pre-Game Prayer: Probably Wrong But Feels Right
William A. Wooten
affiliation not provided to SSRN
August 3, 2009
An analysis of the constitutionality of a public school coach's pre-game prayer under the First Amendment. Though coach's routinely lead pre- and post-game prayers with their teams, this action would appear in direct violation of the First Amendment. The author analyzes the relevant Constitutional tests and case law and includes recent media articles concerning the subject.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 20
Keywords: Coach, prayer, first amendment, pre-game, Lord's prayer, school, education, studentworking papers series
Date posted: August 7, 2009 ; Last revised: October 2, 2009
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