Subject: WITH COUNSEL TO COURT 1/2 Date: Wed, 15 Mar 95 17:45:17 -0800 Faithful Reader, I
Subject: WITH COUNSEL TO COURT 1/2
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 95 17:45:17 -0800
I suppose, now that I've got your attention, my obligation is to
keep you informed of events in "the center of the storm", as one
journalist put it.
My newsfeed has been several days behind for the last week or so.
And I haven't been inclined to write much, because I don't know
what I could quote. Quoting Hubbard is essential to my
ministry's preachings. To the scienos (according to the Hubbard
Policy Letter of - they took my books - THE HIDDEN DATA LINE:
"If it isn't written [by El Ron], it isn't true." This is from
memory since my references are gone. In order to reach those on
the fringes of the cult, who will discount anything not verbatim,
I must quote the words of Hubbard.
Anyway, bla, bla, bla ... so much for the constitution. Seems
like a bit of lip-service to its principles. Probable cause for
invading your domicile is only necessary if you're breaking the
law. If you're writing bad satire, a misquote is enough.
Ain't Amerka great? What a cone-tree!
I got representation on Sunday in San Francisco. Meeting with
attorneys (Harold MacElhinny and Carla Oakley) of the prestigious
firm of Morrison and Foerester (MoFo affectionately) and reviewing
the case that day I was sufficiently confident that this firm
understood the constitutional issues and implications of the case
and had sufficient resources to mount a strong defense and
facilitate the eventual reclaiming of my civil rights and
MoFo, I am told, is one of the top three largest firms in California,
where there's a lawyer advertised on every bus bench. They have
litigated successfully, pro bono, against the Los Angeles
Department of Water and Power (one of my customers) who was
ripping of water from Mono Lake (a sacred Piute site) in the High
Sierras. The litigation went on for 15 years, I am told. MoFo
prevailed and saved one of the most beautiful spots in the world.
Mono is a volcanic lake, and quite unique. So they were
instantly my friends. My dad and I fish a number of the
The case to date:
Judge Whyte has put a hearing on the calendar for this Friday,
3/17/95 to rule on the scieno's motion to hold me in contempt for
my 2/26/95 posting of contested material. I could attend by
phone, but I think I'll attend in case I have to go to jail. No
kidding, the scienos want to seize my computer and have me barred
from internetting. 'Cause I'm a baddog . And they don't
like me anymore. The hearing is at 9AM in the Federal courthouse
in San Jose, day after tomorrow.
Carla has asked for more time to study the 20+ pounds of paper
the scienos have filed (and we ain't even decided if there's
gonna be a case). Kobrin, of course, objected. So your got all
these ex-parte motions being filed.
They told me when I tried to change the world in the sixties, "Do
it *through* the system." I guess that's what I'm now trying to
I'm gonna be ground to power by the process. Oh well.
But it's nice to have such backing as Morrison & Foerester. And
your support, of course, too.
Sorry I haven't been much of a participant on ars. I see the
flood of spam-o-ganda being laid down by the OSA Project (Vera,
Rick, you know the list). You folks are being baited and Whipboy
is a ringer. He has too much inside data and he let a few things
slip that only OSA could tell him.
I was going to allow Shari Steele from the Electronic Frontier
Foundation announce my representation, since EFF was responsible
for finding them. But by some bureaucratic snafu the
announcement got stalled. So Shari said for me to announce it.
There's also gonna be some sort of legal defense fund set up.
Details unclear. I (or preferably someone else) will let you
know where to send your lunch-money to cover the "costs" of my
defense (of the Constitution). It has been estimated such costs
will easily exceed $50,000, US.
So now you know.
I'm getting to be an old hand at interviews and handling the
press. This must be minute 3 of my 15 minutes of fame.
Seems I've fallen out of touch with my net.friends on ars. Pope
and I usually have a running commentary which sometimes has me
ROFL. But then, I'm easy to amuse.
An attempt by OSA to drag ars off into issues other than fascist
(see I spelled it right) net-censorship, dead agent tactics,
exorcism, Christianity as a 75 million year implant, RPF torture
of staff, neglect of "Family Time" [sic] in the Sea Org, dirty
tricks on journalists and judges, Hubbard's crack-pot droppings
(everybody seems spooked even to quote a line now), avoidance
and misuse of justice, internal, corporate, three-card monty with
the responsibility, and of course ... our favorite topic ... the tiny
little mutt with the ant-e-rog of sub-minions, our favorite
asthmatic dwarf (affectionately known as Wheezy), the poodleboy
hisself: Damian Miss Cabbage (DM for short, and he is).
There doesn't seem to be much in the way of ongoing dialogue.
Anyone want to talk about something?
Rev. Dennis L Erlich * * the inFormer * *
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