U. S. Department of Justice
Office of the Solicitor General
Washington, D. C 20530

March 19, 1993

Honorable William K. Suter, Clerk
United states Supreme Court
Washington, D.C. 20543

Re: William Thomas v. Ronald Reagan et al., No. 92-6732

Dear Mr. Suter:

The petition for a writ of certiorari in this case was filed on November 20, 1992. On February 23, 1993, the Court requested the government to file a response by March 23, 1993.

We are hereby requesting, under Rule 30.3 of the Rules of the Supreme Court, an extension of time, to and including April 22, 1993, within which to file the government's response.

This extension is required to complete preparation of the government's response, which was delayed because of the heavy press of earlier assigned cases to the attorneys handling this matter.


William C. Bryson
Acting Solicitor General

William Thomas
2817 11th St., N.W., No. B
Washington, D.C. 20001