UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT
No. 91-5304 SEPTEMBER TERM,1991
CA No. 88-3130
Mary Huddle, et. al.,
Ronald W. Reagan, et. al.,
APPELLANT ELLEN THOMAS' OPPOSITION TO FEDERAL APPELLEES'
MOTION FOR SUMMARY AFFIRMANCE
Since April 13, 1984 I have been exercising my religious
belief outside the White House, by sacrificing the comforts of
living accommodations to communicate to all who will listen or
read my conviction that nuclear weapons are demonic devices which
are leading us to extinction, in direct disobedience to God's
will that we love one another, and live harmlessly and without
fear. I believe fervently that it's only due to God's direction
and love that I have been able to withstand both the elements
and human persecution during the course of my vigil as a prophet
outside the gates of power, and have been able to help hundreds
of homeless people survive.
During this vigil various police officers have beaten and
arrested me, stolen my signs and literature, and mistreated dozens
of others in my presence.
Having been raised a patriotic American, I'm convinced
my activities, which are completely harmless, are protected by
the First Amendment.
Unless the authorities are above the law, I believe I'm
entitled to a hearing on the issues which have been exhaustively
presented in the pleadings below.
As I'm indigent, I haven't been able to afford an attorney
to represent my interests in arguing against the appellees' artful
and infuriating pleadings.
I pray you will give us our day in court.
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
I, Ellen Thomas, hereby certify that, on January 3, 1992,
I served copies of APPELLANT ELLEN THOMAS' OPPOSITION TO FEDERAL
APPELLEES' MOTION FOR SUMMARY AFFIRMANCE upon the U.S. Attorney
for the District of Columbia, by mailing it first class U.S. mail,
postage pre-paid to Judiciary Square, 555 4th Street NW, Washington,
D.C. 20001, and upon the Corporation Counsel for the District
of Columbia, by mailing it first class U.S. mail, postage pre-paid
to the District Building 3rd floor, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW, Washington, D.C.
Ellen Thomas, Appellant pro se
2817 11th Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001
Ellen Thomas, appellant