Quran-Burning Worker Sues NJ Transit Over Firing

Law360, New York (November 8, 2010, 5:03 PM EST) -- The former New Jersey Transit train employee who made headlines by publicly burning several pages of the Quran on the ninth anniversary of 9/11 has filed a lawsuit alleging the transit operator’s subsequent termination of his employment violated his constitutional rights.

Fenton’s First Amendment right to free expression protects his actions, the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey said in its lawsuit on behalf of Derek Fenton in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey on Friday.

On Sept. 11, “on his...
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