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SF NSA FOIA appeal hearing canceled on the 6th. Go to San Jose!

> At 9AM on December 6 in San Francisco, the 9th District Court of Appeals
> will finally hear the appeal of my original FOIA case against NSA.

Wrong!  The three Court of Appeals judges who were selected to review
my case have decided that there is no need for "oral argument" (a
hearing).  They will simply decide based on the written briefs that
they got a year ago when we did the appeal.  This probably means we'll
get a decision sooner rather than later, but we don't know how it will
come out.

Sorry for the false alarm.  I just found out last week.

So, you can feel free to go to Roger Schlafly's crypto patent validity
case in San Jose instead.  I'll repeat the info he provided, below.

	John Gilmore

> On Wed., Dec. 6, 1995, 10:00 am, San Jose Federal Bldg, there will
> be a hearing on the validity of the Diffie-Hellman, Hellman-Merkle,
> RSA, and Schnorr patents.
> There are also some annoying procedural technicalities that are
> also scheduled to be heard, so we may not get to the patents
> right away.  (antitrust standing, sufficiency of pleadings,
> admissibility of evidence, etc.)
> Details:
> Schlafly v. Public Key Partners & RSA Data Security
> Case C-94-20512 SW PVT
> Hon. Spencer Williams
> At the San Jose federal building, 280 S First St.
> Ask the US Marshals where Williams' courtroom is while you go thru
> the airport-style security.
> Court Clerk: 408/535-5364
> The Federal Bldg is in downtown San Jose, between 101, 880, and 280.
> I will take 280 to SJ, go north on 87, right on the first exit, and
> park in the first convenient lot or garage.  There is some street
> parking, but the SJ meter maids are very efficient.  If you come
> from the north, you may want to take 87 or the Almaden Expwy.  (I get
> those mixed up.)
> The judge is used to lawyers wearing suits, so try to wear something
> that won't appear disrespectful.
> Roger Schlafly
> phone: 408-476-3550
> CompuServe: 76646,323
> US Mail: PO Box 1680, Soquel, CA 95073 USA
> Internet: [email protected]