ARTICLE ON WEBMASTER AND VIETNAM VETERAN JACK CUNNINGHAM AND HIS
U.S. MARINE BUDDY GEORGE DROS.
~ WATCH YOUR ASS, MARINE! ~
To: The Honorable New Jersey
Governor Jon Corzine
John “Jack” Cunningham Grievance Against NEW JERSEY’S OFFICE OF ATTORNEY ETHICS
Theft of MY constitutional rights and due process under the law, by deception.
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 1
Trenton, NJ 08625
Dear Honorable Governor Jon S. Corzine,
I’m requesting that the State of New Jersey investigate my Ethics Complaints against New Jersey's Office of Attorney
Ethics, their own Vice-Chairman Robert Correale, his political and legal supporters for a possible cover-up; and his Law Firm
Maynard & Truland. It’s been a five (5) year battle for me trying to receive my DUE PROCESS.
The NEW JERSEY SUPREME COURT's Office of Attorney Ethics can not properly investigate my complaints due to a major
Conflict of Interest. They have already proven that they can not fairly judge one of their own Vice-Chairman.
Currently, there are no active court cases going on in the State of New Jersey over my Ethics Complaints against New Jersey's
Office of Attorney Ethics, their Vice-Chairman Robert Correale and his Law Firm.
Vice-Chairman Robert Correale and his law Firm, Maynard & Truland were able to use their tremendous influence
and power to their advantage in both a New Jersey Supreme Court Office of Attorney Ethics investigation as well as a Civil
case for Legal Malpractice. My evidence is clear about their use of their tremendous influence around the State
of New Jersey.
Former Governor James McGreevey personally thought
enough about my evidence that he even supplied me with the phone number of the Director of New Jersey Supreme Court's Office
of Attorney Ethics. Governor McGreevey’s Attorney General office also sent communications to Director Johnson
asking that I receive DUE PROCESS for my ethics complaints. Please read Governor McGreevey's letter to me at:
EVIDENCE: GOVERNOR JAMES McGREEVEY AND NEW JERSEY ATTORNEY GENERAL'S
September 6, 2000, I hired the law firm Maynard & Truland, LLC of Morristown, NJ to represent me in a divorce case initiated
by my former wife. I was informed by the firm’s partner Joe Truland, Esq. that he had recently hired a divorce
attorney. (Custody of our two minor children were both their mother's and my concerns.)
I signed the Maynard & Truland Contract and paid the accepted $750 retainer http://www.americans-working-together.com/attorney_ethics/id9.html . Six days later, my $750 Retainer Check cleared my checking account. Twenty-two (22) days later,
due to the Gross Negligence of the Maynard & Truland divorce attorney Edward Buschio, I was placed in a divorce default
for lack of activity on my Law Firm's part. (My own Law Firm placed me in default, where I could actually lose
custody of my two daughters. I was extremely worried... I'm sure most fathers or mothers would be extremely worried
At the time of the default, the Sussex County Superior Court and my former-wife's
attorney didn't even know I had retained a Law Firm. My Law Firm, which had cashed my $750 retainer-check
weeks earlier, failed to send out the required document to the concerned parties. (HOWEVER IN A SWORN CERTIFICATION
TO NEW JERSEY'S SUPREME COURT OFFICE OF ATTORNEY ETHICS, ROBERT
CORREALE, ESQ. STATED THE PROPER DOCUMENTS WERE PREPARED. THIS
LIE WAS SO IMPORTANT TO ROBERT CORREALE THAT HE LISTED IT
AS HIS HISTORY EVENT 6. PRESS HERE TO READ THIS PIECE
OF PERJURY, ALONG WITH HIS OTHER PERJURIOUS STATEMENTS TO NEW
JERSEY'S SUPREME COURT.) http://www.americans-working-together.com/attorney_ethics/id3.html
During those twenty-two (22) days leading up to the default, I phoned Maynard &
Truland’s divorce attorney Edward Busichio a number of times reminding him of the approaching Default Deadline.
Each call, I spoke to the Maynard & Truland office manager and I requested a return phone call. However, no calls
were returned by Maynard & Truland. This is all well-documented in both New Jersey Supreme Court and Superior Court filed letters and documents as well as in my Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) official medical records. http://www.americans-working-together.com/attorney_ethics/id5.html
After I was placed in Divorce Default, in spite of my letters and phone calls to
Partner Joe Truland and his divorce attorney Edward Busichio, the law firm did not start work on my case until sixty-nine
(69) days after I signed their contract and paid them the $750 Retainer. The evidence of this fact is found on three different formatted
Maynard & Truland Invoices. The first work the firm billed me for was 69 days (11/14/2000) after the contract was signed, which was, believe it
or not, Default Removal. http://www.americans-working-together.com/attorney_ethics/id2.html
The default was due to the Maynard and Truland divorce attorney's negligence
for not filing the necessary papers to New Jersey's Superior Court. Why the law firm was charging me, I was not sure.
I questioned these charges (At the over-charged rate) even in my first letter to New Jersey's Supreme Court Office of Attorney
Sometime after the Default and before the start-work-date (69 days into the contract
), the Maynard & Truland supervising partners, without my prior approval or my notification, switched my divorce case
representation from their divorce attorney Edward Busichio to one of the law firm’s general practice attorney Robert
Correale. EVIDENCE: MAYNARD & TRULAND SWITCH REPRESENTATION TO
VICE-CHAIRMAN OF ATTORNEY ETHICS http://www.americans-working-together.com/attorney_ethics/id20.html
What made this so secretive switch, so interesting is that Robert Correale was
the Vice-Chairman of New Jersey’s Supreme Court Attorney Ethics. I never did receive notice why this switch took
place, so eventually through evidence, I started thinking that the switch was to use Vice-Chairman Robert Correale’s
influence around the State of New Jersey, if I brought up ethics complaints against the Maynard & Truland law firm.
I was up against the reputation of a distinguished attorney and state government official, and the reputation of the New Jersey’s
Supreme Court Office of Attorney Ethics.
SOME OF THE ETHICS PROBLEMS:
New Jersey’s Supreme Court Attorney Ethics Vice-Chairman Robert Correale
did the billing for Default Removal at an over-charged rate. Although the Divorce Default was due to divorce attorney
Edward Busichio’s gross negligence, the Vice-Chairman of Attorney Ethics felt that I should be charged at a $175 an
hour rate. The Maynard & Truland Contract states that the first 10 hours of attorney work was to be charged
at the $150 per hour rate. All work after the first ten hours were to be charged at the $175 rate.
Although I brought these two billing problems to Maynard & Truland partner Joe Truland and Robert Correale’s attention
in writing, Robert Correale continued to over-charge me and never removed the charges for Default Removal. The
three different formatted invoices in conjunction with the Maynard & Truland Contract are all extremely clear.
In December 2000, I first started complaining about Maynard & Truland’s
ethics problems to New Jersey’s Supreme Court Office of Attorney Ethics. I wrote to their District
X Ethics Committee that covers both Morris and Sussex Counties of New Jersey. My letter and the evidence I attached
to it, clearly highlighted the amount of pain I was under due to ongoing ethics violations. However, I got no
where, since Vice-Chairman Robert Correale was the Vice-Chairman of that same committee. EVIDENCE: LETTER ONE TO NEW JERSEY'S OFFICE OF ATTORNEY ETHICS
(CORREALE'S DISTRICT X ) http://www.americans-working-together.com/attorney_ethics/id8.html
A Conflict of Interest was never mentioned in their return letter to me.
They must have known that the Morris County New Jersey Law Firm, Maynard & Truland was the same law firm of their Vice-Chairman
Robert Correale. Two of my evidence letters that were attached to my complaint letter to District X Attorney Ethics
were addressed to Robert Correale, himself. EVIDENCE: LETTER TWO AFTER MAYNARD & TRULAND'S NEGLIGENT DEFAULT http://www.americans-working-together.com/attorney_ethics/id6.html
One of my favorite ethics violations of Robert Correale was the day of Divorce
Arbitration in Sussex County Superior Court on February 14, 2001. Robert was a general-practice attorney and he
gave me the impression that he had not served on too many divorce cases. EVIDENCE: DIVORCE ARBITRATION STATEMENT http://www.americans-working-together.com/attorney_ethics/id4.html
The last time I received DUE PROCESS from the New Jersey Court Systems was March 11, 2003. Maynard
and Truland, LLC brought me to New Jersey Superior Court for a Civil Case for refusing to pay the remainder of their open
bill of $1,600. The Law Firm served their papers for this Superior Court Civil case to me in December 2002,
a few days before Christmas. Within days, I counter-claimed on the same docket for Legal Malpractice.
OrignalIy, the Maynard & Truland firm had a collections law firm representing
them in their open bill collections case. However, I sent the collections law firm some of my legal malpractice evidence
I had against the Maynard & Truland firm.
March 11, 2003 was the court date in New Jersey Superior Court in Sussex County.
Vice-Chairman of Attorney Ethics Robert Correale, Esq. was there representing himself and his Law Firm MAYNARD
& TRULAND, LLC. The collections law firm was no longer part of the case.
I had to represent myself PRO SE, because no attorney wanted to go against the local Vice-Chairman of Attorney Ethics
without big money up front.
I was a nervous wreck that day, but Honorable
Superior Court Judge Ronald Graves had much of my evidence before him. My evidence is what beat Vice-Chairman
Robert Correale, Esq. and his law firm. He couldn't go against his own Law Firm's own contract, invoices, court documents;
court filed letters and statements, my VA medical records, etc. (He had supplied the court no evidence to prove me wrong.)
After Robert Correale’s objections, Judge Graves decided that my Malpractice Counter-claim
warranted the New Jersey Superior Court Law Division for damages.
That same day, in a Sussex County hallway, Robert Correale informed me that I should
NOT bring my Ethics Claim through District X due to a CONFLICT OF INTEREST. I informed him that I did not have a choice.
The decision was NOT mine.
I asked Correale to please inform Trenton’s Office of Attorney Ethics about
his Committee’s Conflict of Interest.
Sometime after Honorable Judge Ronald
Graves made his decision that my Legal Malpractice complaints warranted the Law Division for damages; strangely the
court transcript went missing within Sussex County’s Superior Court before it could be typed. EVIDENCE: SUPERIOR COURT HONORABLE RONALD GRAVES' COURT TRANSCRIPT
GOES STRANGELY-MISSING http://www.americans-working-together.com/attorney_ethics/id18.html
Since there were no record of Superior Court Judge Graves’ Law-Division-Merit-Decision,
the Maynard & Truland attorneys were able to perjure themselves verbally in open court; as well as perjure themselves
in official court documents. EVIDENCE: MAYNARD & TRULAND ATTORNEY COMMITS PERJURY IN SUPERIOR
Serving as PRO SE, my Legal Malpractice civil case against Maynard & Truland went all the way up to New Jersey’s
Appellate Division in Trenton, but was thrown out for lack of merit since Honorable Judge Graves’ decision in my favor
couldn’t be used. The transcript was still lost within Sussex County Superior Court and was never found by the
Also, since I could not use Honorable Superior Court Judge Ronald Graves civil court decision as an
outside opinion on my Office of Attorney Ethics complaints against Correale and his Law Firm, I did not have much chance of
DUE PROCESS. The New Jersey’s Supreme Court Director Johnson’s Office assigned the complaint case to Robert
Correale’s own committee that he was Vice-Chairman of. The Conflict of Interest was not admitted by the
Office of Attorney Ethics until hundreds of my letters went out. Both Governor McGreevey and the New
Jersey Attorney General office sent written correspondence and some of my evidence to Director Johnson. Governor McGreevey
even supplied me with Director Johnson’s direct phone line and I called him a couple of times, but Johnson never returned
my phone calls.
After hundreds of my letters, the Office of Attorney Ethics finally switched the investigation
from Correale’s District X to his neighbor in District XI.
District XI went through some minor motions.
In early May 2003, MAYNARD & TRULAND attorneys Edward Busichio, Robert Correale (Vice-Chairman of DISTRCT X)
made sworn CERTIFICATIONS to District XI, Secretary Robert Stober. James Maynard supplied a cover letter with his own
type of certifications. For unknown reasons, Joe Truland, Esq. (defendant and junior partner) did NOT supply a CERTIFICATION
to District XI. EVIDENCE: MAYNARD & TRULAND'S OWN CERTIFICATIONS
TO NEW JERSEY'S SUPREME COURT http://www.americans-working-together.com/attorney_ethics/id3.html
Although these Supreme Court CERTIFICATIONS were sworn to, they were vague, misleading and at times, perjurious. None
of the Maynard & Truland attorneys attached any evidence to their sworn Certifications. Their written
words were stronger than their Law Firm's own Contract and Invoices, Court filed documents, letters, statements and Federal
Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Records.
Instead of supplying evidence to their Certificiations, Vice-Chairman Robert Correale was allowed to openly mock my
military PTSD disability in his Certification. EVIDENCE: "HIDING IN THE BACK OF THE COURTROOM" http://www.americans-working-together.com/attorney_ethics/id21.html
On the other hand, I had sent to the District XI Ethics Committee, Maynard &
Truland’s own contract, their own invoices, my Federal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical records, court filed
documents, court filed statements, court filed letters, etc. It was pretty much the same evidence that I sent
the Honorable Sussex County Superior Court Judge Ronald Graves, which he determined my Legal Malpractice evidence warranted
the Law Division for damages.
Since one of my ethics complaints is related to MAYNARD & TRULAND, LLC
over-charging for the first ten hours of the CONTRACT, both District X Vice-Chairman Robert Correale and Senior Partner James
Maynard addressed MAYNARD & TRULAND, LLC billing procedures. Although both their interpretations were perjurious
statements, their CERTIFICATIONS were accepted and NOT questioned by Secretary Robert Stober in spite of my sending a great
deal of follow-up evidence. However, they did supply me with needed communications. Prior to these CERTIFICATIONS, MAYNARD
& TRULAND, LLC never addressed my letters of October, November and December 2000. Also, Busichio’s CERTIFICATION
was the first time I heard the reason for my DIVORCE DEFAULT was “A SURPRISE.” EVIDENCE: CERTIFICATION OF EDWARD BUSICHIO TO NEW JERSEY ATTORNEY
A professional divorce attorney admitting the reason why I fell into Divorce Default was
a surprise to him. His law firm did not start work until sixty-nine (69) days into the Contract. Edward Busichio,
Esq. has been lucky that the general-practice attorney, who replaced him on my representation in my divorce case, was a Vice-Chairman
of New Jersey’s Supreme Court of Attorney Ethics.
WHEN VICE-CHAIRMAN ROBERT CORREALE WAS TRYING HIS FELLOW NEW
JERSEY ATTORNEYS FOR ETHICS VIOLATIONS... WAS HE SO LAX WITH
FOLLOWING SUPREME COURT GUIDELINES FOR TELLING THE TRUTH?
Isn’t five years too much to ask a PTSD Disabled
Vet to battle for his DUE PROCESS?
Even in New Jersey, Deception should only go so far…
Like I already wrote, it has been a five (5) year battle.
But I won’t give up until I get my DUE PROCESS.
Theft of MY constitutional rights and due process under the
law, by deception.
it big on good, moral, honorable, American family stories. It's when DISNEY changed their format that the Corporation
started having problems.
it big; because they advertised everything sold in the store was American-Made.
how things change!!
The United States Military taught us many things,
but never taught us
how to give-up and quit.
"The willingness with which our young people are likely
to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier
wars were treated and appreciated by their nation!"
-- George Washington
"A man good enough to shed his blood for his country, is good enough to receive
a square deal afterwards . . ."
-- Theodore Roosevelt
If you are an attorney,
who is willing to help Jack Cunningham as PRO BONO, please contract him.
An Honorable Vietnam Veteran, Who Is Disabled
With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Brought A Legal Malpractice Case Against A Vice-Chairman of New Jersey Supreme
Court Office Of Attorney Ethics.
This website describes the saga of this former Marine, as he tried to
get justice from New Jersey Supreme Court Office of Attorney Ethics and
New Jersey's Superior Court. (Everything on this website can be proved with evidence.)
I’m 100% Permanently and
Totally Disabled with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as per the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs. I am requesting the same Civil Rights Accommodations (Considerations) that are applied to Sexual Discrimination. New Jersey Courts harassed me by not making reasonable modifications to policies, practices, and procedures and by not giving me Fair Trials in both
the New Jersey Supreme Court and New Jersey Superior Court. (As per the
Federal Government, Sexual Harassment is a form of Discrimination.)
COMPLAINT: CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATION Constitutional Amend. XIV
“Equal Protection of the Laws”
DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION TITLE
Jersey Office of Attorney Ethics
Director David E. Johnson
Deputy Ethics Counsel John McGill, III
District X Vice-Chairman Robert D. Correale
District X Secretary Bonnie C. Frost
District X Fee Arbitration
XI Secretary Robert L. Stober
XI Attorney Ethics Committee
New Jersey Superior Court Appellant Division
Court Judge Ronald Graves
Superior Court Judge Karen Russell
Superior Court Sussex County Courtroom Reporter
Maynard & Truland, LLC.
Robert D. Correale, Esq.
James Maynard, Esq.
Joe B. Truland, Esq.
Edward P. Busichio, Esq.
Brian W. Banasiak, Esq.
What Started It All: Gross Negligence in NJ SUPREME COURT - Office of Attorney Ethics Vice-Chairman Robert Correale’s own
Law Firm - MAYNARD & TRULAND, LLC.
Attorney Ethics Vice-Chairman Robert Correale did not commit this initial gross negligence, however,
for reasons only known to Correale and his supervising partners; he took over my Divorce Case right after the gross negligence
took place. The initial gross negligence was connected to the law firm’s
Divorce Attorney Edward P. Busichio. (Vice-Chairman Robert Correale is
a general-practice attorney.) The Law Firm’s ethics violations continued
under Robert Correale, which besides other violations, included billing violations, communication violations and competence
violations. (Competence Violations: I may have been one of Robert
Correale’s first divorce cases. During Divorce Arbitration, Correale arrived
unprepared, and I had to represent myself against my former-wife’s attorney. Correale
sat silently next to me.)
Maynard & Truland, LLC carried tremendous local and state-wide influence due to New Jersey Supreme Court’s Vice Chairman Robert Correale. Because of his state-wide-influence,
my Civil Rights were violated by not receiving fair trials in both the New Jersey Supreme
Court and New Jersey
Superior Court. “Equal Protection of the Laws.”
Without a reasonable doubt, my evidence clearly proves that although I’m 100% Permanent and Totally Disabled
due to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), I was not given reasonable modifications to New Jersey Court Policies,
Practices, and Procedures. My evidence is extremely clear on how much impact
this harassment had on my PTSD and my family. In almost every letter to the Grievants,
I detailed the amount of emotional and chronic pain that I was under.
The above listed grievants’ Ethics
Violations, and/or unwillingness to abide by the TITLE II American Disability Act greatly harassed (exacerbated) my Post Traumatic
Stress Disorder Disability (PTSD). My Federal Government - Dept. of Veterans
Affairs Medical Records are clear. The chronic physical and emotional pain
that I suffered is unmistakable.
Instead of me receiving the Reasonable Modifications;
Vice-Chairman Robert Correale and his Law Firm received a blank check… My
evidence is clear that Robert Correale, Esq. and his Law Firm received more
than their share of Reasonable Modifications to New Jersey State Policies, Practices, and Procedures, yet no one in the Firm
Starting in December 2000,
my letters to Superior Court Judge Christine Miniman and the Supreme Court Office of Attorney Ethics detailed, with Veterans
Affairs Evidence, my Emotional Disability. My letters each asked the two New Jersey Court Systems for assistance in making Robert Correale, Esq. (And
his Law Firm) act professionally, especially with communications and negligence...
I never received any correspondence from Superior
Court Judge Miniman, however, she removed me from a Divorce Default that I had been in for four months due to the gross negligence
of Maynard & Truland’s Divorce Attorney Edward Busichio and Correale was able to remove me from.
When I received the Office of Attorney Ethics
return letter, I was dumbfounded and my disability was exacerbated. These New
Jersey State Officials refused to step in due to a simple policy of theirs. In
their return letter, Attorney Ethics did not admit to the fact of a Conflict of Interest, yet it was sent from the same Attorney
Ethics Committee that Robert Correale was Vice-Chairman (DISTRICT X).
It took the N.J. State Office from December 2000
to April 2003 to finally admit to a Contract of Interest about Correale and his law firm.
Prior to April 2003, the Office of Attorney Ethics insisted that Correale’s own Attorney Ethics Committee handle
my complaints against him and his Firm.
Why did it take
from December 2000 to April 2003, before the New Jersey Office of Attorney Ethics admitted to a Conflict of Interest in their
District X Committee? If a Conflict of Interest exists, what are the normal
procedures? In spite of my numerous
letters to the Supreme Court of New Jersey, I never received the details of Robert Correale’s involvement with them.
Once a half-baked Supreme
Court Attorney Ethics investigation was started in another District (XI), Vice-Chairman Correale, his Law Firm’s Partner
James Maynard and Divorce Attorney Edward Busichio were not required to supply any evidence to back up their perjurous, misleading, contradicting and vague CERTIFICATIONS. (Example: See the Billing and Retainer Statements for
Robert Correale, Senior Partner James Maynard and their own Law Firm’s Contract.
All three are different, yet Correale’s and his supervising partner certifications were accepted without question.)
The New Jersey Office of Attorney Ethics accepted
the perjurous, misleading, contradicting and vague CERTIFICATIONS
(Without supporting evidence) over their own Law Firm’s Contract and Invoices,
Court Filed Letters, Court Filed Statements, Court Generated Documents, Federal Government Medical Records, etc. This was the same evidence that Superior Court Judge Honorable
Ronald Graves reviewed and determined that my Legal Malpractice Claim warranted the Superior Court Law Division for damages.
March 2003 in Civil Court, after review of my extensive evidence, Superior Court Judge Honorable Ronald
Graves stated that my Legal Malpractice Claim against Robert Correale and his Law Firm warranted the New Jersey Superior Court
Law Division for damages. Strangely, New Jersey’s Superior Court, Honorable Judge Graves’ Court
Transcript went missing before being released; and my Civil Case was thrown out in the Law Division for a lack of an Affidavit
of Merit. The Affidavit of Merit was solely set up by the New Jersey State Legislature
in order to stop frivolous malpractice lawsuits early in the New Jersey Superior Court System.
Although, I asked Superior Court Law Division
Judge Karen Russell for considerations due to the fact that I was PRO SE with an emotional disability, I was informed that
there were no considerations due to health problems. I then tried to explain
Superior Court Judge Honorable Judge Graves’ decision that my legal malpractice claims warranted the Law Division for
damages, but I was cut off by Maynard & Truland’s Attorney Brian W. Banasiak.
He brushed off Judge Graves decision, by telling Judge Russell that the Court Case was a simple billing civil case. The case was so unimportant; he didn’t
have the real details of the case.
At this point, with my PTSD Disability
completely exacerbated, I was unable to continue. However, it didn’t matter; Judge Karen Russell closed the case for a lack of Affidavit of Merit.
Based on the facts that I
was PRO SE with an Emotional Disability, my clear evidence and Judge Ronald Graves’ decision, I felt that I’d
have a better chance in the Trenton, NJ Superior Court Appellant Division. However,
in spite of Support Letters from PTSD Disability Professionals, my Civil Case was thrown out of Appellant Court for the lack of Affidavit of Merit, and some type of gag order was placed on me.
I am requesting the same Civil Rights Accommodations (Considerations) that are
applied to Sexual Discrimination. New Jersey Courts harassed me by not
making reasonable modifications to policies, practices, and procedures and
by not giving me Fair Trials. (As per the Federal Government,
Sexual Harassment is a form of Discrimination.)
Please note, if a State Official (grievant) was required to make reasonable modifications to Policies, Practices and
Procedures, but instead he or she choose to commit an Ethics Violation, the grievant is still NOT making needed-reasonable
modifications to Policies, Practices and Procedures. Discrimination is
still taking place. However, the Ethics Violation should be considered a crime;
a blatant and contemptuous act of discrimination, especially, if it was known in advance that this Ethics Violation may cause
Physical and/or Emotional Suffering to the Disabled Person... Contempt:
disdain; lack of respect; willful disrespect (of the Disability)
It should be a Federal Crime, if State Ethics Officials choose to commit ethics violations with the full knowledge
that they are doing them against an emotionally disabled person, and that it may cause pain and suffering for this disabled
man or woman.
CIVIL RIGHTS - Constitutional Amendment XIV: Section 1:
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which
shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process
of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
ADA - Title II requires that State and local governments
give people with disabilities an equal opportunity to benefit from all of their programs, services, and activities (e.g. public
education, employment, transportation, recreation, health care, social services, courts, voting, and town meetings).
They (The States) are required to make reasonable modifications
to policies, practices, and procedures where necessary to avoid discrimination, unless they can demonstrate that doing so
would fundamentally alter the nature of the service, program, or activity being provided.