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Lee v. Weisman (1992). Deborah Weisman objected to a nonsectarian benediction at graduation.Does the graduation prayer violate the Establishment Clause? Yes. Majority (by Kennedy): There is a subtle compulsion to the students to participate; and the nonsectarian nature of the prayer did not make it constitutional.Dissent (by Scalia): The prayer was not directed by the government, nor was there any coercion. .

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