Supreme Court backs a high school coach's right to pray on the 50-yard line

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a high school football coach who claimed

 the right to pray on the 50-yard line after each game, joined by those players who wanted to participate.

The 6-to-3 decision was the latest example of the court's conservative supermajority requiring

more accommodation for religion in public schools and less separation between church and state.

The decision was based largely on the lower courts' finding that that the school told the coach to stop his midfield praying

because it would be perceived as a school endorsement of religion.

Writing for the court majority, Justice Neil Gorsuch said that the school relied exclusively

and improperly on concerns that the prayers would be viewed as a religious endorsement by the school.

and improperly on concerns that the prayers would be viewed as a religious endorsement by the school.