Paul Andrew, Mitchell, B.A., M.S. Citizen of Arizona state and federal witness c/o 2509 N. Campbell, #1776 Tucson, Arizona state zip code exempt Under Protest, Necessity, and by Special Visitation MONTANA SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, GARFIELD COUNTY People of the United States ) Case No. _______________________ of America, ex relatione ) Paul Andrew Mitchell, ) PETITION FOR CONTINUANCE, ) Petitioners, ) AND FOR LEAVE TO APPEAR ) vs. ) IN WRITING, AND TO FILE ) United States et al., ) THIS PLEADING WITHOUT ) Respondent. ) A CASE NUMBER ______________________________) COME NOW the People of the United States of America (hereinafter "Petitioners"), ex relatione Paul Andrew, Mitchell, B.A., M.S., Citizen of Arizona state (hereinafter "Relator"), to petition this honorable Court for a routine continuance of four (4) weeks, and for leave to appear in writing, and to file this pleading without a case number showing on the face page. Petitioners offer the following reasons to justify this petition: 1. The recent surrender of the "Montana Freemen" to alleged federal agents, and their peaceful arrest, have defused the emergency for the time being. 2. During the time available, Relator has been unable to solicit enough private donations to pay for air fare, which will be expensive on such short notice. The minimal quote thus far has exceeded $750 for round-trip tickets, not including food, lodging, and ground transportation. Petition to Continue & to Appear in Writing, Without Case Number: 1 of 4 3. The question of state court jurisdiction over persons acting under color of federal law is an important, even crucial matter of law which should be adjudicated with appropriate deliberation. Petitioners need additional time to prepare a careful and well researched answer to this Court's Order to present proof and legal reasons why this Court has jurisdiction to grant the relief requested. 4. Petitioners hereby place all interested parties on formal notice of their intent to file Freedom of Information Act Requests with appropriate offices of the United States, in order to confirm that all persons who alleged to be working under authority of the United States Department of Justice were, in fact, authorized to be doing so within the geographical venue of Garfield county. A four-week continuance will allow enough time for FOIA administrative remedies to be exhausted. 5. Petitioners would benefit greatly from a timely response from this Court, prior to their required appearance, to their previous Petition for Clarification of this Court's Order dated the 31st day of May, 1996. Petitioners request the indulgence of this honorable Court, because this pleading will not exhibit the correct case number when it is filed with the Clerk of Court via fax transmission. After tendering ninety-five (95) Susan B. Anthony one dollar coins, via Express United States Mail, Petitioners have not yet received a receipt or a case number from the Clerk of Court. Petition to Continue & to Appear in Writing, Without Case Number: 2 of 4 RELIEF REQUESTED Accordingly, Petitioners hereby request a routine continuance of four (4) calendar weeks, and leave of this Court to file this petition without the requisite case number showing on the face page, and to make their next scheduled appearance in writing. Petitioners also request the Court to order the Clerk of Court to transmit the Court's answer to this Petition forthwith by fax to (520) 320-1256. Dated: June 17, 1996 Respectfully submitted, /s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell Paul Andrew, Mitchell, B.A., M.S. Citizen of Arizona state and Federal Witness All Rights Reserved without Prejudice Petition to Continue & to Appear in Writing, Without Case Number: 3 of 4 PROOF OF SERVICE I, Paul Andrew, Mitchell, B.A., M.S., Citizen of Arizona state, do hereby certify, under the laws of the United States of America, without the "United States," that I am at least 18 years of age, a Citizen of one of the United States of America, and that I personally served the following document: PETITION FOR CONTINUANCE, AND FOR LEAVE TO APPEAR IN WRITING, AND TO FILE THIS PLEADING WITHOUT A CASE NUMBER by placing one true and correct copy of same in first class United States Mail, with postage prepaid and properly addressed to the following individuals: Attorney General Department of Justice 10th and Constitution, N.W. Washington, D.C. zip code exempt Solicitor General Department of Justice 10th and Constitution, N.W. Washington, D.C. zip code exempt Dated: June 17, 1996 /s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell Paul Andrew, Mitchell, B.A., M.S. Citizen of Arizona state All Rights Reserved without Prejudice Petition to Continue & to Appear in Writing, Without Case Number: 4 of 4 # # #
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