Lee vs. Weisman

Topics: Supreme Court of the United States, First Amendment to the United States Constitution, High school Pages: 2 (324 words) Published: September 25, 2011
1. Case Name, Citation, and Court. Lee V. Weisman 120 L.EDd. 2d 467 (1992) United States Supreme Court 2.Summary of Key Facts A. Deborah Weisman graduated from Nathan Bishop Middle School, a public school in Providence, at a formal ceremony in June 1889. B. Deborah Weisman (Defendant) alleges that a school sponsored, non-denominational prayer offered at a public school graduation violated the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution. C. A school invited a Rabbi to deliver the prayer at the school’s graduation ceremony, where it was held by the Supreme Court of the United States to be a violation of the Establishment Clause. D. School District appealed the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that prayer was nonsectarian and was voluntary, as Deborah was free not to stand for the prayer and because participations in the ceremony was not required

3.The Issue Whether including clerical members who offer prayer as part of the official school graduation ceremony is consistent with the Religions clauses of the First Amendment of the Constitution? 4.The Holding...
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