of Scientology's Harassment of Robert S. Minton and Colleagues
27, 1996: Mr. Minton wrote a letter to President
Clinton and New Hampshire Senators Robert
Smith and Judd
Gregg. It was a heartfelt plea to his senators to do something
about the abuse of the legal system that Scientology was perpetrating
on its critics. The homes of two critics (Arnie
Lerma and Dennis
Erlich) had just been raided after Scientology had obtained
writs of seizure under false pretenses. Mr. Minton had learned
of the abuse on the Internet.
Gregg responded on February 12 as did Senator
Smith on February 28.