Tuesday, March 20, 2012

U.S. District Court -- Jury Duty Qualification

January 30, 1996
3801 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20008-4530

Hon. John G. Penn
Chief Judge
U.S. District Court for the
   District of Columbia
3rd Street & Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20001

RE: Jury Duty Disqualification

Dear Judge Penn:

Further to my letter dated January 29, 1996 concerning the above-referenced matter, I enclose two letters for the additional information of the court:

1.  letter dated August 4, 1994 to the Juror Division of this Court; and

2.  letter dated August 4, 1994 to Dennis M. Race, Esq., of the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld who has determined that my belief that I was subjected to unlawful discrimination by my former direct supervisor 1/ was the product of a severe mental disorder that renders me potentially violent and not suitable for employment.


Gary Freedman

cc:  John C. Keeney, U.S. DOJ, acting director, criminal div.


1/  The supervisor in question was determined in an unrelated proceedings before this Court to have exhibited racial animus toward minority employees under her supervision.  See McNeil v. Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, No. 93-0477 (D.C.D.C., filed Nov. 29, 1993) (memorandum opinion and order granting defendant's motion for summary judgment (Green, Joyce Hens, J.)

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