Judge Smith has set a hearing on $cientology's motion to have me held in contempt of court for January 17. 0930 in Department F.
I believe I have therefore until January 7 to file my response to whatever $cientology serves on me, which it should already have filed.
Regarding whatever $cientology files I will be taking the position, which I believe I've been quite clear about throughout this extensive litigation, that the injunction, for violations of which $cientology is attempting to have me jailed and fined, and additionally prosecuted criminally by the District Attorney, is unlawful. It condones and orders an abuse of process, an obstruction of justice, and an impermissible stripping of civil and human rights, and leads in its enforcement to a gargantuan stupidity.
But I was thinking. It would be really cool if some a.r.s. participants, and anyone else in the world who might have an interest, write to Judge Smith and tell him why they believe Gerry Armstrong should not be silenced. $cientologists, of course, are invited to write to Judge Smith and tell him all about how their religious creed requires that they all believe I *should* be silenced.
I have written a great deal on this subject, and thank God that such a healthy amount of what I've written has made its way so far around the world that I really don't have to say anything more. There's a good set of documents covering my legal history with $cientology which brings me to this January 17, 2001 hearing at http://holysmoke.org/ga/ga.htm
You can send Judge Smith declarations if you feel up to that form. But I think some thoughtful letters will make an excellent record. People not only from California, who would not want to see what $cientology is trying to do be ruled lawful in their State, but people from around the world have an interest as well in any $cientology target not being silenced by the organization. I believe this is the address:
Honorable Vernon Smith(End Sample Letter)
Superior Court of California
County of Marin
Marin Civic Center/Hall of Justice
San Rafael, CA 94903
Re: [$]cientology v. Armstrong
Marin County Superior Court case No. 152229/157680
Dear Judge Smith:
A.r.s. reader X
Pass it on. Have fun. This could be a golden opportunity. Some people have specific reasons why $cientology should not be permitted to silence me; e.g., if I was a witness in some legal proceeding. And maybe a petition could be assembled and signed by people who wouldn't otherwise write a letter.
Hey, Happy New Year!
© Gerry Armstrong