A nurse who sued New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and state health officials after she was quarantined at a hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa is asking a judge not to throw out the lawsuit.

FILE - In a Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 file photo, Kaci Hickox comes out of her house to speak to reporters, in Fort Kent, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Attorneys for Kaci Hickox responded Tuesday to the government's attempt in January to have the federal civil rights lawsuit tossed.

Hickox's reply says that her constitutional rights against unlawful seizure, unnecessary restraints and due process were violated.

State lawyers say that health workers acted with the public's safety in mind when they had her quarantined.

Hickox was working with Doctors Without Borders in Sierra Leone during the deadly Ebola outbreak in 2014. She was stopped when she arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport and questioned before being quarantined. She tested negative for Ebola.

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