SARATOGA SPRINGS -- A federal judge said Tuesday that a Dorothy Nolan School kindergartner can pray aloud and ask her classmates to say grace at snacktime.
That is, at least until U.S. District Judge David Hurd can have a hearing concerning Kayla Broadus' civil-rights suit against the Saratoga Springs School District next week in Utica.
''Your constitutional rights don't vest at 18. You have those rights from the moment you are born,'' said Thomas Marcelle, an attorney representing 5-year-old Kayla and her mother, Cheryl Broadus. ''Every elementary-school student has the right of free speech and of free association.''
The family didn't wish to comment for the paper.