U.S.A. v. Jane Doe, a/k/a Diana Nomad

While beating a drum as part of a political protest in Lafayette Park across the street from the White House, Diane Nomad violated a federal regulation. She was convicted in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia,of violating a federal regulation prohibiting playing musical instrument at noise level of more than 60 decibels in national park, and she appealed. She won the Appeal because of her First Amendment challenge on Freedom of Speech.

Transcript April 16, 1991

Motion for Release Pending Appeal

Order June 18, 1991

Brief September, 1991

Appeal Decided: June 30, 1992

Code of Federal Regulations

1601 Pennsylvania Avenue

Peace Park