Spent Five Months in Prison 1987-88...
... for walking to a curb less than ten feet away from the anti-nuclear signs he was watching in Lafayette Park, and back again. Under the oppressive, omnibus "3-foot rule" Carl was charged with "Abandonment of Signs," an absurd charge manufactured by Department of Interior Assistant Solicitor Richard Robbins and staff to clear up the "problem" in Lafayette Park. Carl never returned to the vigil after his release from jail. The Federal Courts rendered a very damaging decision about the government's aesthetic rights which has cropped up in several other opinions nationwide.
Declaration of Robert Dorrough, March 24, 1987, re arrest of Carl Musser
Peace Release, July 2, 1987, with update on Carl Musser's incarceration.
Letter from Jail, published in Nuclear Resister, March 2, 1988, with update on Carl Musser's incarceration.
THOMAS v. REAGAN, 84-3552, Court Ruling mentioning Carl Musser case
THOMAS v. REAGAN, 84-3552, "MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION OF THE ORDER FILED BY THE COURT ON SEPTEMBER 16, 1988," with arguments about Carl Musser decision.
THOMAS v. REAGAN, 84-3552, "Errata Order" by Judge Louis Oberdorfer
November 20, 1992, 88-3130, Appellants' discussion of the Musser case, Petition for Certiorari
TOBE v. CITY OF SANTA ANA citing Musser case
August 22, 1995, Memorandum Opinion by Judge Charles Richey citing the Musser decision
November 1996, letter from Richard Robbins to Thomas citing Musser case (United States v. Musser, 873 F.2d 1513 (D.C. Cir.) cert. denied 494 U.S. 983 (1989))