505 U.S. 577 (1992)
LEE et al.v.WEISMAN, personally and asNEXT FRIEND OF WEISMAN
No. 90-1014.
United States Supreme Court.
Argued November 6, 1991.
Decided June 24, 1992.

Robert E. Lee, a public middle school principal at Nathan Bishop Middle School in Providence, Rhode Island, invited a Jewish rabbi to pray at a graduation ceremony. Daniel Weisman, father of Deborah Weisman who was graduating, pursued a temporary restraining order in federal district court to try to prevent the rabbi from speaking at the ceremony. His request was denied, and the rabbi was allowed to pray at the graduation. After the graduation, Daniel Weisman filed a permanent injunction in federal district court in hopes that Principal Lee and other school officials would not be allowed to invite clergy to deliver prayers at public school graduations. The district court granted the ruling, and the court of appeals confirmed. The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari.
Impact on Education:
This case brought up the First Amendment of the Constitution, the freedom to practice which ever religion you choose. The impact this case had on the Education system was that principles and other administration should choose clergy with consideration to all students. For instance, it may not have been as big a deal if the rabbi was Christian, and not Jewish. When picking clergy, it may be wise to choose a religion that fits the majority of the student body. Also this case displayed that even though we do not express religion in school, but graduations are special occasions where clergy is allowed and appropriate.
Quiz Question:
The First Amendment of the Constitution states:
  1. Freedom of Speech
  2. Freedom of Press
  3. Freedom of Religion
  4. Freedom of Press
How does the First Amendment pertain to this case?
Reviewed by: Kandace Campbell & Kristin Whitley