School Prayer: Lee v. Weisman

In the case Lee v. Weisman, the defendant, Daniel Weisman, argued that the use of a religious benediction in the graduation ceremony of his… read more

In the case Lee v. Weisman, the defendant, Daniel Weisman, argued that the use of a religious benediction in the graduation ceremony of his daughter was a violation of the First Amendment, which prohibits the establishment of an official religion. A lower court ruled in favor of Mr. Weisman and Mr. Lee, who was the principal of the school where the ceremony took place, appealed it to the Supreme Court. Mr. Weisman and his daughter Deborah talk about the reasons why they filed the case. They also discussed how the case has affected their lives at home and in the community. close

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School Prayer: Lee v. Weisman

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22507-1
Category:
Interview
Format:
Roundtable
Location:
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
First Aired:
Nov 5, 1991
Last Aired:
Nov 11, 1991

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  • Nov 05, 1991 | 8:39pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 06, 1991 | 6:16am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 09, 1991 | 7:03pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 09, 1991 | 10:29pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 11, 1991 | 8:25am EST | C-SPAN 2
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