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May 1, 2011

Bulletin #112: Hearing continues tomorrow at 9 am

Dear Study Group friends & colleagues,

It was a joy to see all of you that came out in support of our hearing this past Wednesday, nearly filling the gallery.  Thank you!  A comment was made by one of our legal team that it was inspiring to see such a great group of people in support of our case.  It sincerely boosts our spirits and affects all of our legal team in a very positive manner.  We hope that each of you will be there again tomorrow, Monday, May 2nd, 9am - noon, if possible to witness this last day of our hearing on our Motion for a Preliminary Injunction (MPI) against the Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration.  If you would like to read up on all the legal filings that have been submitted to the court up to now you can access those from our website here.

Judge Judith Herrera is hearing our case on the MPI and on the defendants' Motion to Dismiss.  We have no idea how she will decide on either of those issues, but we thought the hearing went very well last Wednesday.  We commend our legal team and are looking forward to tomorrow's second day in court.  Come and witness!  Federal Courthouse, 333 Lomas Blvd NW, (in between 3rd and 4th streets), Brazos Courtroom, 5th floor.  You are not allowed to bring a camera phone, a recording device of any type, or weapons of any kind into the courthouse.  And you must have a photo ID.  You can park directly north of the courthouse in an all day open parking lot for $3.  Best deal in that area.

Also, since we are busy working on the hearing continuation tomorrow we are going to cancel our seminars again this week and will start back up with those the following Monday, May 9th, at ABQ Mennonite Church, 1300 Girard Blvd NE, and Tuesday, May 10th, in Santa Fe at St. John's United Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail, Rm#116, downstairs.  These seminars will focus on an overall breakdown of what happened at the hearing, next steps, and what you can do to help.  So, lots to cover and interesting I am sure for everyone, but especially those of you that were unable to attend.  Please come and bring your friends!

Here are a few recent news stories of interest and importance: 
NNSA defends decision to stay the course on CMRR-NF, Nuclear Weapons & Materials Monitor, Apr 29, 2011
NNSA issues impact statement in advance of court challenge, Los Alamos Monitor, Apr 23, 2011
Officials back Los Alamos National Laboratory building design in environmental analysis, The New Mexican, Apr 22, 2011
Seismic review finds more problems for Los Alamos National Laboratory, Nuclear Weapons & Materials Monitor, Apr 22, 2011
DOE Rejects Firm Radiation Release Limit For Its Sites, Energy Daily, Apr 18, 2011

That's it for now, but stay tuned for more in a day or two.  And continue to monitor our website, on facebook, and follow me on twitter for all the latest updates on our work here at the Study Group and links to current news stories and events that we recommend.

Thank you again for your unwavering support, kind words, generosity, and most of all your friendship,

Trish, Greg, and all the gang here at LASG

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