January 29, 1996
3801 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008-4530
Hon. John G. Penn
U.S. District Court for the
District of Columbia
3rd & Constitution Ave., NW
RE: Jury Duty Disqualification
Dear Judge Penn:
This letter will advise the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia of material facts that may disqualify me from any future service on a petit or grand jury impaneled by this Court.
1. I continue to believe that I was subjected to job harassment and discrimination during my employment at the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld (Akin Gump). According to the Government of the District of Columbia (Dept. of Human Rights), my belief that I was subjected to harassment and job discrimination while employed at Akin Gump was the product of a severe paranoid mental disturbance that renders me potentially violent and not suitable for employment, and, presumably, unable to distinguish reality from fantasy.
2. Laurence J. Hoffman, Esq. and Dennis N. Race, Esq., two attorney managers of Akin Gump have, to the best of my knowledge, not disavowed a determination by my former direct supervisor, Christine Robertson, that I might be armed and homicidal. According to the Government of the District of Columbia the act of Christine Robertson in advising her employees that I might be armed and extremely dangerous (homicidal) was not discriminatory in nature. 1/
The above factual determinations made by the Government of the District of Columbia are currently on appeal before the D.C. Superior Court in Freedman v. D.C. Department of Human Rights, No. 95 M.P.A. 0014.
Unless or until the above factual determinations are expunged, I may be permanently barred from jury duty by reason of severe mental impairment.
1/ But cf. 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). The Hon. Joyce Hens Green therein found that Christine Robertson had exhibited racial animus toward minority employees under her supervision. According to the Government of the District of Columbia my belief that I was subjected to harassment and discrimination by Christine Robertson was the product of a paranoid mental disturbance.
cc: Charles F.C. Ruff, D.C. Corporation Counsel
John C. Keeney, Acting U.S. Attorney General, Crim. Div.
Eric H. Holder, Jr., U.S. Attorney for D.C.