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A woman in New Jersey claims her first amendment rights were violated after she was denied a license plate proclaiming herself to be an atheist.

FOX News Radio's Jeff Monosso has the story:

Shannon Morgan has filed a Federal lawsuit claiming the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission violated her rights when its website rejected her plate reading "8THEIST" -- with an '8' instead of an 'A' after deeming the plate offensive. Morgan claims she then requested a different plate reading 'BAPTIST', as a test -- saying the website accepted that. New Jersey, after a brief flap with an Atheist last year approved a similar plate. No response from the Garden State. They're closed in honor of Good Friday.

Jeff Monosso, FOX News Radio.