Magazine article American Libraries

Stakes Rise in Lawsuit against N.J. Public Library

Magazine article American Libraries

Stakes Rise in Lawsuit against N.J. Public Library

Article excerpt

Stakes rise in lawsuit against N.J. public library

Richard Kreimer now has some high-powered legal help, and the stakes in his lawsuit (AL, Nov. 1989, p. 950-951) against a New Jersey public library are rising.

A team of three attorneys appointed by U.S. District Court Judge H. Lee Sorokin have filed amended complaints against the joint Free Library of Morristown and Morristown Township and the municipality. Bruce Rosen, editor of the New Jersey Law Journal, will represent Kreimer against the library, and Newark attorney Denise Reinhardt will handle the case against the municipality. Frank Askin of the Rutgers University Constitutional Litigation Clinic will also represent Kreimer.

The suits, filed in Sorokin's Newark court Sept. 14, allege that Kreimer's civil rights were violated when he was repeatedly ejected from the library in 1988. Library staff members, city officials, and police officers are named as defendants. The suit against the city alleges harassment when police officers ejected Kreimer.

At issue in the library suit are posted library policies that specify standards of behavior, dress, and hygiene. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.