New York town awaits ruling on moment of prayer


GREECE, N.Y. (AP) — A town board in upstate New York moved efficiently through its March meeting agenda: roll call, the Pledge of Allegiance, a moment of prayer.

Town Supervisor William Reilich (RY-lihk) sees no reason to shake up the longtime routine of the meetings in Greece, a suburb of Rochester.

The nation's highest court may say otherwise.

The town's regular moment of prayer is at the center of Greece v. Galloway before the U.S. Supreme Court. A decision is expected any day now on whether the town violated the Constitution because nearly every prayer for 11 years was overtly Christian.

On a recent afternoon, several people around town said they're eager to see what the high court will say, offering suggestions ranging from keeping the prayer to doing away with it all together.

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