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The firing of a Quran-burning New Jersey Transit worker last year has morphed into a legal battle over free speech. But Gov. Chris Christie, in his first public comments on the case, said today he's not worrying about it.

"I knew he was going to be fired, and I had no problem with it," Christie said during a Statehouse press conference. "And I still don't have a problem with it."

Derek Fenton, 40, of Bloomingdale, lost his job after burning pages of the Quran during a protest on the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.


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