NASA Says Budget Cuts, Not Religion, Led To Worker's Firing

Law360, Los Angeles (March 13, 2012, 8:48 PM EDT) -- A NASA computer system administrator who claims he was fired for sharing his beliefs on intelligent design was warned he might be laid off years in advance because of funding cuts to the mission to explore Saturn, defense attorneys said Tuesday.

The Cassini project was scaled down in October 2010 as nearly a third of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory staff assigned to the mission were let go, said James A. Zapp of Paul Hastings LLP, an attorney for JPL. Among those who found themselves on the...
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