Separation of Church and State
Lee vs. Weisman 112 S. Ct. 2649 (1992)
Robert E. Lee, a middle school principal in Providence Rhode Island, invited a rabbi to speak at his school's graduation ceremony. Daniel Weisman, the parent of one of the graduates, attempted to get a restraining order to prevent to rabbi from speaking at the graduation, but he was denied. After the ceremony, where prayers were recited, Weisman filed for a permanent injunction barring Lee and any other Providence public schools from inviting clergy to perform benedictions at schools ceremonies.
Lee vs. Weisman declared it unconstitutional for a school district to provide any clergy to perform a nondenominational prayer at elementary or secondary school graduations because it involves government sponsorship of worship.
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