Marge Buckley's Freedom of Information Act demand to obtain FBI files


This is a lesson on how to do a Freedom of Information Act and a Privacy Act request to federal agencies. It is also a commentary in an oblique way into the ethics of Kevin D. Akin, who attempted to keep Marge Buckley off of Roseanne Barr’s slate of Presidential Electors for the Peace & Freedom Party, because Marge had once sent him a cease and desist letter to stop his slanderous attacks on yours truly, acting as my attorney:

Marguerite May Buckley, October 19, 2012

Federal Bureau of Investigation, Attn: FOI/PA Request, Record/Information Dissemination Section, 170 Marcel Drive Winchester, VA 22602-4843
By Fax: (540) 868-4391/4997 By E-mail:

Dear FOI/PA Officer:

First, I am indigent and living on minimal social security and other government assistance and I request that any and all fees for this request be waived. This request is for journalistic purposes as I intend to use this information (a) to write a book, (b) to be provided to bloggers and reporters, and (c) to provide it to libraries and non-profit institutes, including but not limited to the Southern California Library for Social and Studies & Research and the Meiklehjohn Civil Liberties Institute. My life story is of great historical interest to the public, educational institutions and the media if for no other reason than that I argued and won a 9-0 U.S. Supreme Court decision (Lubin v Panish) which was hailed by the Harvard Law Review as the landmark 14th Amendment Case of the 1970s. I intend to provide this information at no cost to any and all organizations for no fee.

Pursuant to 5 USC 552 and 5 USC 552a I am requesting all records as defined in the Privacy Act concerning my activities and any other facet of my life maintained by the FBI and/or any other federal agency in the possession of the FBI or of which the FBI is cognizant. In accordance with the Privacy Act I am requesting that you convey this letter to any other federal agency which may have possession and/or control over any such records.

My basic personal statistics are as follows:
DOB/POB: May 29, 1932 at approximately 11:30 pm in Florence Crittendon hospital in Detroit, Michigan.

AKA: (Married names: Koti (married to Charles Koti) I was also married to Richard Davidson but did not formally adopt his surname.

Biographic Information which may assist your search for records:
Attended Gabriel Richard elementary school; Denby High School 1945 to 1949; Detroit Michigan.

Attended University of Michigan, Ann Arbor , Michigan. from 1949 to 1950, 1951-1954; worked for Stockwell Dormatory (1049-50,Married Charles Koti in Detroit Michigan about October 22, 1954. divorced 1959.

Admitted to legal practice in Detroit, Michigan on January 5, 1958. On or about March 8, 1958 was in automobile accident and hospitalized at Mount Carmel Hospital with broken jaw, heart injuries and major bruises and contusions from March 8,1958 to April 1958. Thereafter was confined at home for period of time.

Began practice of law with John Houston and Wallace McClay (former Vice President Henry A. Wallace’s nephew) – both members of National Lawyers Guild from about 1959 to 1960/6 in Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan.

I was a member of the Labor Youth League at the University of Michigan probably in 1952. Was secretary of Youth for Henry Wallace in 1948 and went to Philadelphia for the Convention in which Henry Wallace was nominated for president. Then Institute of Social Research, Ann Arbor, Michigan Wayne State University Law School from 1954 to 1955, 1956 to 1958., worked at Stouffers Restaurant in Northland Mall in Detroit, Michigan as waitress; then worked fo attorney Bland Pugh as secretary – 1955 to 1956.

In 1961, I drove across country to Los Angeles, California and lived in El Monte, California with mother and sister of a friend secretary of attorney in whose office I exchanged services for space. I lived with them for about 9 months in El Monte.
In 1962, I went to work for the State of California at Juvenile facility in Los Angeles California as a probation counselor

In 1962, I was hired to work in the law Division of Union Bank in Los Angeles, California. I was hired on condition that I take the California Bar Exam which I did, passing on the first attempt and being admitted to practice on January 5, 1963, I worked at Union Bank until about 1968 at which time I filed an EEOC complaint against the bank and was represented by the Justice Department in two actions which went up to the United States Supreme Court.

In 1965, I spent my vacation working for three (3) weeks with the National Lawyers Guild office in Jackson, Mississippi – working on freedom house issues. Returned to Los Angeles as the Watts Rebellion /riots had occurred. Worked with NLG and ACLU after work to have prisoners released from jail.

In 1968, I went to work for the Los Angeles Neighborhood Legal Services Society (herein LANLSS) – as an attorney assigned to the East Los Angeles office, I undertook a legal audit (unsolicited) of the current case files. As a result, I was appointed Area Director of LANLSS with the main office in Venice, where I worked and supervised the attorneys in an office in Hawthorne.

In 1969, I spent part of my free time working with a community project in Santa Monica at the Synanon designated as the Square games.

In December, 1969, I married Richard Davidson, architect and chairperson of my Advisory Board at LANLSS. We were divorced to the best of my memory in 1980.

Marge Buckley (L of Peace & Freedom Party Presidential Candidate Dr. Ben Spock who at the R end of press conference table), 1972, running for Los Angeles County District Attorney

In 1969 I became active in the Peace and Freedom Party and ran for Attorney General. I also was active working with the Free Venice Movement during 1969 through the 70s. I also ran for Los Angeles County District Attorney in 1972. I participated in a Die-In demonstration against the Vietnam War in front of Richard Nixon’s LA headquarters which resulted in my being tried for a misdemeanor and confined briefly to the Los Angeles County Jail system.

Around 1973, I was terminated from LANLSS. I was told that President Richard Nixon had ordered me to be fired by the administration.

I worked providing free services to the Amerian Indian Movement in Los Angeles during the 1970s. I also worked with the Piutes in Bridgeport, California for a number of years. I spent six weeks at Wounded Knee in Pine Ridge, South Dakota representing the Indians who were being released from jail in 1973. All of the work I did was on a pro bono basis.

Around 1970 I taught law at the University of West Los Angeles. Around 1963-64 I taught at the American Institute of Banking. I also participated in a non-teaching capacity with the Los Angeles based Peoples College of Law around their first year of existence.
I have represented various community organizations throughout my entire career. I have attended meetings and demonstrations in Washington, D.C., Colorado, Michigan, Arizona.

Marge was gassed twice in 1999 during the World Trade Organization protests in Seattle
In 1999 I participated in the Demonstration at the World Trade Center demonstrations with the Los Angeles Free Press and as a witness 24-7 with the fledgling Independent Media.

I have been a member of the National Lawyers Guild from 1958 to my retirement in 2010/11.

I continue to serve as a NLG witness at various occupier demonstrations in Los Angeles county.

Under penalty of perjury, I hereby declare that I am the person named above and I understand that any falsification of this statement is punishable under the provisions of Title 18, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 1001 by a fine of not more than $10,000 or by imprisonment of not more than five years, or both; and that requesting or obtaining any record(s) under false pretenses is punishable under the provisions of Title 5, U. S. C., Section 552a(i)(3) as a misdemeanor and by a fine of not more than $5,000.

Executed this 19th day of October, 2012, at Torrance, California.
Marguerite M. Buckley

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