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Case No. #2:14-CR-00027-NDF-2
NOTICE OF MOTION AND MOTION TO DISMISS COUNT NINE
TO: Hon. Nancy D. Freudenthal, USDC/DWY
Greetings Your Honor:
Please accept this pleading for purposes of moving the Court to dismiss COUNT NINE:
(1) the FOIA exempts the entire Judiciary at 5 U.S.C. 551; therefore, personnel employed by the Office of Clerk of Court are thereby justified in ignoring FOIA requests for their OPM Standard Form 61 APPOINTMENT AFFIDAVITS, and for their OATH OF OFFICE as required by 28 U.S.C. 951;
(2) a NOTICE AND DEMAND is a proper, lawful petition to government, in place of a FOIA request; it is protected by the First Amendment; see Petition Clause;
(3) A “demand” implies a right of some kind, and the Oath of Office Clause at Art. VI, Sec. 3, elevates both OATHs to the status of both Defendants’ Fundamental Right; cf. “demand” in Black’s Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition;
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(4) Carmine v. Bowen held that silence can activate estoppel; U.S. v. Tweel held that silence is a fraud when there is a legal or moral duty to speak, or where an inquiry left unanswered would be intentionally misleading;
(5) 5 U.S.C. 5507 clearly states that Judicial Officers may not even get paid, as long as they have failed to execute the affidavit required by 5 U.S.C. 3332;
(6) 5 U.S.C. 2906 designates the “court” as the legal custodian of the Standard Form 61 required of all Court Officers (“SF-61”);
(7) The Administrative Office (“A.O.”) is not a “court” and, as such is not the designated custodian of any SF-61s;
(8) Clerks and Deputy Clerks of Court have a legal duty, therefore, to maintain custody of their own SF-61, and the SF-61 for each Court Officer: see 28 U.S.C. 951;
(9) Miranda v. Arizona held that “where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule making or legislation which would abrogate them.” Cf. Art. VI.
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(10) On a more subtle level, no grand jury hearing can possibly be an “official proceeding” if the Court personnel who screened and selected prospective grand jurors lack one or more of the required credentials: none of them could be an “official” under those conditions: 28 U.S.C. 1861 et seq.;
(11) The same conclusion is unavoidable if personnel of the U.S. Attorney’s office also lack credentials i.e. SF-61 and the OATH OF OFFICE required by 28 U.S.C. 544: see U.S. v. Pignatiello (USDC/DCO ~1985) which is directly on point.
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In light of all the above, COUNT NINE should be promptly dismissed with prejudice.
/s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell, Sui Juris, In Propria Persona
Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S.
(NOT “Pro Se”)
All Rights Reserved (cf. UCC 1-308)
p.s. My sincere apologies for the improper paperwork: I am extremely constrained at present. PM
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