Doe v. United States Air Force et al

Filing 9

RESPONSE to filed by John Doe. (Bosarge, James)

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Case 2:07-cv-00842-RDP Doe v. United States Air Force et al Document 9 Filed 07/23/2007 Page 1 of 5 D FILED 2007 Jul-23 PM 04:44 U.S. DISTRICT COURT N.D. OF ALABAMA Doc. IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA JOHN DOE, an individual, Plaintiff, ) ) ) v. ) ) CASE NO. CV-07-P -0842 -S The UNITED STATES AIR FORCE, a ) government agency d/b/a USAF XOI -RE, or ) d/b/a The AIR INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, ) a/k/a A.I.A.; et al ) ) PLAINTIFF'S RESPONSE TO COURT'S SHOW CAUSE ORDER Comes now the Plaintiff, John Doe by and through his attorney of record, James R. Bosarge, Jr. and would respond to the Show Cause Order issued by this Hon orable Court on July 18, 2 007 and prays that this Honorable Court w ill allow continuance of the use of "John Doe" and shows the following for the relief herein requested: 1. That the Plaintiff desires for anonymity due to the area of his expertise in the intelligence field places him in an greatly increased possibility of danger from sources known and unknown. 2. That the Plaintiff desires to remain anonymous and therefore not being placed in the public eye as a possible terrorist target due to the information he uncovered and delivered to the United States Government during his term of duty as an intelligence agent for the armed services. 3. That the Plaintiff contends that information he uncovered during his term of duty, has in the past and could in the future, be of value to foreign governments and terrorists organizations alike. Case 2:07-cv-00842-RDP Document 9 Filed 07/23/2007 Page 2 of 5 4. Placing the Plaintiff in harms way would not be beneficial to him as an individual, to the United States Government or Homeland Security and furthermore the Plaintiff feels that if his anonymity does not continue then he would be placed in very precarious situations. 5. The Plaintiff does not desire to spend the rest of his life having to "look over his shoulder" to protect both home and life. 6. The Plaintiff's Complaint filed May 7, 2007 stated that one reason the Plaintiff wished to remain anonymous was that he feared "that if his identity is disclosed at this point in time, harassment by the news media, and other individuals not involved in this case would become uncontrollable". Th e Plaintiff desires to maintain this request to this Honorable Court. 7. That there have been several news media contacts with the Plaintiff's legal counsel since the filing of the Complaint with legal counsel refusing to reveal the identity of John Doe. 8. That the Plaintiff contends that as a member of "intelligence of the armed services, revealing his true identity would put the U S Air Force in the position of fiercely defending their position in open court. 9. That the Plaintiff contends that revealing his true identity at this time would hinder any possibility of settlement negotiations with the Defendants named in the Complaint. Case 2:07-cv-00842-RDP Document 9 Filed 07/23/2007 Page 3 of 5 10. By protecting the identity of the Plaintiff, this Honorable Court will be encouraging a settlement of this matter in lieu of a tria l since it is anticipated that the Defendants would prefer that there be no communication between the Plaintiff and any news media outlets concerning his knowledge of matters at hand. 11. The Plaintiff contends that allowing him to remain John Doe at this pres ent time and thereby encouraging settlement versus trial is a key factor due to the Defendants desire to keep "intelligence information" out of the public eye and out of the public court records. 12. The Plaintiff contends that his substantial privacy right is not the redeeming issue in his request for anonymity, rather it is designed to help both parties meet and agree in private to a resolution to the Plaintiff's Complaints and demands. 13. The Plaintiff contends that he does not desire to be a burden to the Am erican court system and therefore if a settlement can be reached by maintaining his anonymity then allowing him to remain John Doe is in the best interest of all parties concerned, not just the Plaintiff. 14. The Plaintiff feels and contends that if there is no immediate settlement of this matter prior to this case being set for trial, then if the court so desires it may order his identity known to the public and thereby allowing the American public a chance to express their opinion of matters to be discussed and decided by a court of law. Case 2:07-cv-00842-RDP Document 9 Filed 07/23/2007 Page 4 of 5 ORAL ARGUMENT REQUESTED, IF DEEMED NECESSARY BY THIS HONORABLE COURT Respectfully submitted, __________ s/s____________________ James R. Bosarge, Jr., Esquire The Bosarge Law Firm 2015 First Avenue North Birmingham, Alabama 35203 (205) 458-1103 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that I have served a copy of the foregoing, Response to Show Cause Order by placing a same in the U S mail, postage prepaid, on this the 23 rd day of July, 2007. The UNITED STATES AIR FORCE d/b/a USAF XOI-RE d/b/a The AIR INTELLIGENCE AGENCY a/k/a A.I.A. 1700 Air Force Pentagon Washington, DC 20330-1700 DONALD RUMSFELDand/or ROBERT M. GATES, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE 1000 Defense Pentagon Washingt on, DC 20301-1000 MICHAEL W. WYNNE, SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE 1670 Air Force Pentagon Washington, DC 20330-1670; GENERAL PETER PACE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEF OF STAFF 9999 Joint Staff Pentagon Washington, DC 20318-9999 GENERAL T. MICHAEL MOSLEY AIR FORCE CHIEF OF STAFF 1670 Air Force Pentagon Washington DC 20330-1670 Case 2:07-cv-00842-RDP Document 9 Filed 07/23/2007 Page 5 of 5 LT. GENERAL DETULA COMMANDER OF US AIR FORCE/XOI 1700 Air Force Pentagon Washington, DC 20330-1700 MAJOR GENERAL F. PRZYBYSLAWSKI COMMANDER OF ARPC, Air Force Personnel Center Randolph AFB TX. 78150 GENERAL JAMES L. JONES COMMANDER OF USEUCOM APO AE 09131 CHERYL A. KERWIN and/or her successor CHIEF OF PERSONNEL FOR THE US AIR FORCE INTELLIGENCE d/b/a AIR INTELLIGENCE AGENCY a/k/a USAF/XOI -RE HQ USAF/ XOI-REP 240 Luke Avenue Ste 205 Boling AFB, DC 20332 ATTORNEY GENERAL ALBERT GONZALES 950 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE NW WASHINGTON, D. C. 20530 ______________s/s ___________________ James R. Bosarge, Jr.

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