March 21, 2014
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Angela Caesar, Clerk
U.S. District Court
E. Barrett Prettyman Courthouse
Room 4214 Group 10
333 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
RE: Participant # 101476514 Juror # 01-1442
Dear Ms. Caesar:
I have been summoned for Jury duty, Date of Service Friday May 2, 2014 -
Friday, May 16, 2014. I enclose a completed Juror Qualification
Questionnaire. I am at a loss as to how to answer question no. 14:
Grounds for Requesting Excuse. I believe that I am qualified to serve
as a juror, however there are issues about my mental health that I have a
duty to disclose to the court. In the event I am determined qualified
for jury duty I plan to raise the following issues in open court before
the presiding judge at voir dire. Again, I believe that I have a
constitutionally-protected right to serve as a juror and that I, in
fact, am qualified to serve.
1. I have been disabled and continuously unemployed since October 29,
1991. Attorney managers of the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer
& Feld (Akin Gump) (Dennis M. Race, Esq. 202 887 4028; Malcolm
Lassman, Esq.; Laurence J. Hoffman, Esq.; Earl L. Segal, Esq.; and
unnamed members of the firm's management committee), my former employer,
terminated my employment effective October 29, 1991 after determining,
in consultation with a practicing psychiatrist, that a complaint of
harassment I had lodged against my supervisor and others was the product
of a psychiatric "disorder" that rendered me unsuitable for employment
and a direct threat in the workplace. Freedman v. D.C. Department of
Human Rights, D.C.C.A. no. 96-CV-961 (September 1, 1998). I have
received monthly disability benefits paid by the U.S. Social Security
Administration from September 1993 to the present. See attached letter
to Assistant U.S. Attorney Darrell Valdez (Felony Fraud Certification).
Judge xxxxx (in June 1996) affirmed a prior agency
determination that Akin Gump's disability determination was genuine and
credible in her former capacity as a D.C. Superior Court judge.
2. There is evidence that Akin Gump's disability determination, upon
which the U.S. Social Security Administration relied in awarding
benefits, was not genuine or credible: that it was, in fact, malicious
and defamatory and made with the intent to avoid the legal consequences
of an unlawful job termination. See attached Letter to Assistant U.S.
Attorney Darrell Valdez. See also Letter copied to Judge xxxxx dated March 19, 1996.
3. I continue to believe that I was a victim of job harassment during
my tenure at Akin Gump, which belief, according to Akin Gump's criteria,
continues to render me mentally ill and a direct threat to persons in
my environment. See attached Statement of Gary Freedman Concerning Mental Status Affirmation Made by the District of Columbia Office of Corporation Counsel.
4. I believe that I have been under covert surveillance
by Akin Gump since late October 1988; the surveillance has lasted the
past 25 years and continues. See attached Letter to U.S. Secret Service
dated January 5, 2005. See also attached Statement in Support of Social Security Disability Benefits (filed under penalty of perjury).
5. I have provided a document to the U.S. Marshals Service indicating
that I have a genuine, good-faith belief that Akin Gump had its agents
break into my apartment throughout the period June 2001 to August 2003
to carry out covert surveillance. See attached Letter to Deputy U.S.
Marshal xxxxx (Washington, DC) dated February 14, 2014.
6. I have been diagnosed with the following severe (psychotic) mental
illnesses: paranoid schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, paranoid
(delusional) disorder, rule out schizoafffective disorder. I believe
these disorders were diagnosed as a direct result of Akin Gump's
defamatory disability determination made in late October 1991 (see
paragraph 1, above) and that these psychiatric diagnoses constitute the
fruit of the poisonous tree.
Gary Freedman, Esq.
Pennsylvania Attorney ID 41032
cc: The Honorable Richard W. Roberts, Chief Judge
Mark F. Giuliano, Deputy Director, FBI