Former NJ Transit employee, ACLU to sue agency

Posted on November 5, 2010

TRENTON, N.J. — The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Derek Fenton, who was fired by New Jersey Transit two days after burning a Quran during a protest on the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court, saying Fenton was unconstitutionally fired for exercising his free speech rights, according to NJ.Com. When Fenton was fired, the agency released a statement saying it had "concluded that Mr. Fenton violated his trust as a state employee and therefore was dismissed." The ACLU contends that Fenton was exercising his free speech. For the full story, click here.



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