Electronic Mail – Michael E. Norton – Iowa State University Counsel

Mr. Norton,

I am giving you until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, 14 APR 2022, to provide me a response to this email, including an incident report from the Iowa State University Police Department showing Sara N. Merritt is currently under investigation. On 15 APR 2022, I will begin drafting my complaint to the Iowa Supreme Court Disciplinary Review Board, including evidence regarding your use of Iowa Code Chapter 22.7.

I would like to respectfully submit a few questions for your analysis: Is it logical to conceal a digital record utilizing Iowa Code Chapter 22.7 that was requested in accordance with Iowa Code Chapter 22 that an employee of Iowa State University distributed over TCP/IP Ports 25, 465, 587, or 2525 to another agency that must adhere to Iowa Code Chapter 22? Is it logical to attempt to conceal digital records requested by a citizen of Iowa that your tax dollars trained to conceal military tactical and strategic voice communications and data from the enemies of our republic while utilizing cryptographic algorithms?

I would also like to take this opportunity to inform you in the spirit of transparency, I have submitted requests for records in accordance with Iowa Code Chapter 22 to every school district in the State of Iowa. These requests for records are for an investigative work product regarding how an employee of Iowa State University concealed my children in Ames, IA, from court-ordered FCS Child Interviews in the State of California. At the same time, preventing these children from providing their testimony regarding allegations of sexual abuse used to conceal them that San Diego East County Superior Court documented on 16 SEP 2021, there is no evidence to support. This employee of Iowa State University also coordinates school activities for children in the State of Iowa to attend Reiman Gardens as she is the Director of Education for this Iowa State University property.

The sum of this interstate conspiracy this Iowa State University employee was involved in significantly damaged my ability to have a relationship with my children and the availability of testimony for San Diego East County Superior Court/Case: ED100465 as articulated by Honorable Judge Martin on 31 OCT 2019 while responding in court to Claudia J Bergman’s reasons for these children’s failure to appear as it was understood at that time. Evidence also supports the conclusion that this transfer of custody from Claudia J. Bergman to Matthew E. Merritt and Sara N. Merritt of Ames, IA was concealed from their court-appointed lawyer Meredith Levin as she failed to file anything with the court indicating her clients were not living in the state of California or not in the custody of Claudia J. Bergman who was ordered to receive child support for these children on 08 APR 2019. This situation was reported to the Ames, IA Police Department in December of 2020, and as Iowa Public Information Board case 22FC:0020 shows Police Chief Huff and City of Ames, IA Attorney Mark Lambert refuse to release the original records documenting information that Iowa Code Chapter 22.7(5.) states shall not be kept confidential under this section.

I need you to understand me clearly when I respectfully state: I will not allow this individual to destroy another parent-child relationship and I will utilize every avenue in accordance with our laws to protect future Iowa children and their rights as articulated by Iowa Code Chapter 598.1 from being maliciously impacted by this interstate conspirator. I will also not allow you or Iowa State University to conceal evidence that connects their employee involved in child concealment from the court having jurisdiction and their father having responsibilities Iowa State University has delegated to her regarding interactions with Iowa Public School children and events they attend on Iowa State University property.

I standby for your response, but ultimately it is not necessary.


Michael J. Merritt, USN Retired/Writer
Founder: phoenixharbor.com
Creative Writer/Musician
Information Warfare Specialist
Information Systems Manager
PO BOX 187
Newton, IA 50208

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