Peter McAleer, Director of NJ Administrative Office of the Courts is covering up Judge Miller’s wrongdoing by suppressing a press release criticizing the Courts
SOMERSET, NJ, UNITED STATES, March 23, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — LAWSUIT TO BE FILED SOON
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY
VICINAGE OF TRENTON
CIVIL ACTION NO.
COMPLAINT AND JURY DEMAND
CIVIL RIGHTS ACTION
(42 U.S.C. § 1983)
NEW JERSEY CHINESE COMMUNITY CENTER
PETER MCALEER ,
STATE OF NEW JERSEY,
IPD GROUP INC.dba EIN PRESSWIRE
Plaintiff by way of complaining against the above named defendants alleges the following:
1. The plaintiff is a not-for-profit organization having office at 17 Schoolhouse Road, Somerset, New Jersey.
2. Defendant, Peter McAleer is an employee of the State of New Jersey and is the Director of Communications and Community Relations, New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts.
3. Defendant IPD Group, Inc. dba EIN Presswire providing press release services, is a company having office at 1025 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC
4. On or about February 15, 2021, the plaintiff submitted a press release to the defendant EIN Presswire for distribution and publication. A copy of the press release is hereto attached as Exhibit A.
5. On or about February 20, 2021, The press release was approved by EIN Presswire for distribution.
6. On or about March 10, 2021, the plaintiff found that the press release was retracted without its knowledge or consent.
7. According to EIN Presswire, it retracted the press release because Peter McAleer who is the Director of Communications and Community Relations, New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts had filed a complaint and ordered that it be retracted.
8. Despite repeated emails, the defendant Peter McAleer has failed to provide any reason or to cite the authority that empowered him to suppress the plaintiff’s press release
9. This press release was part of a fundraising campaign to raise awareness and speak out against discrimination and bias against Asian Americans, including racial injustices faced by Asian Americans in the legal justice system.
10. The defendant’s arbitrary action has undermined the plaintiff’s credibility and severely damaged the plaintiff’s fundraising ability.
11. Defendant unconstitutional action to cover up instances of misconduct and bias in the judicial system has violated the Plaintiff’s constitutional rights to freedom of speech under the First, Fifth Amendments to the United States Constitution pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983-1986; the New Jersey State Constitution, and the New Jersey Civil Rights Act.
12. This case arises under the United States Constitution and 42 U.S.C. Sections 1983 and 1988, as amended. This is a civil action under 42 U.S.C. § 1983-1986 seeking damages and injunctive relief against Defendants for committing acts, under color of law, with the intent and for the purpose of depriving Plaintiff of rights secured under the Constitution and laws of the United States, the New Jersey State Constitution and the New Jersey Civil Rights Act.
13. This Court has jurisdiction over this matter pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1331 and 1343. Declaratory and injunctive relief sought is authorized by 28 U.S.C. Sections 2201 and 2202, 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and Rule 57 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
14. This Court is an appropriate venue for this cause of action pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1391(b)(1) and (b)(2). New Jersey law applies to all claims set forth in this Complaint as the Defendant is a resident of or is located in the State of New Jersey in which the district is located; the actions complained of took place in this judicial district; evidence relevant to the allegations are located in this judicial district. No other forum would be more convenient for the parties and witnesses to litigate this action.
Wherefore, plaintiff request this court to grant the following reliefs:
1. Declare the defendants’ suppression of the plaintiff’s press release unconstitutional
2. Judgment against the defendant for financial loss
3. Such other reliefs as the court shall deem just and equitable.
NJ Chinese Community Center