Monday, December 27, 2010

Letters to Jerome Shestack -- former President American Bar Association

The following are the texts of two letters I sent to former ABA President Jerome Shestack in Philadelphia in the 1990s.


Gary Freedman said...

A brief time after I sent the letter dated February 28, 1998 I received a teleophone call from Jerome Shestack's secretary at Wolf Block. I vaguely recall that she identified her name as Diane.

She acknowledged receipt of my letter. I think Mr. Shestack found my letter amusing. Why would his secretary telephone a nutcase in Washington, DC?

Gary Freedman said...

The letter to Jerome Shestack dated February 28, 1998 was prompted by the following. I had recently heard a lecture that Jerome Shestack gave on the Independent Prosecutor law that Kenneth Starr was operating under in his Whitewater investigation of President Clinton.

Mr. Shestack told the following joke. "Someone asks, 'What is your opinion of the Independent Prosecutor law? And I'm a busy man, answer with one word.' The person replies, 'Good.'

'Now, tell me in two words what you think of the Independent Prosecutor law.' The person answers, 'Not good.'

I combined that joke with the story told about the ancient Rabbi, the revered Jewish scholar Hillel, who was asked to sum up Judaism while standing on one foot. Hillel replied, standing on one foot: "Do unto others as you would have them do to you. That is the Jewish religion. The rest is commentary."

My letter to Jerome Shestack was Homospatial. I thought it was something that would appeal to a student of poetry, like Mr. Shestack.

Gary Freedman said...

Do I follow the Golden Rule? Absolutely!

If I filed false sworn statements with a government agency, I would fully expect to get screwed by the victim. That's why I wouldn't do that.

Gary Freedman said...

Jerome Shestack works at Schnader Harrison:

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis (204.xxxxx.3)

Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, United States,

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