Mr. Van Orden, a suspended lawyer who put his age at 60, compiled the case while homeless, living in a tent on a wooded tract in Austin, surviving on food stamps, while writing his briefs at the law library and scrounging for writing materials.
"You can find paper and pens on the college campus," he said. "Just look down."
March 3, 2005
The NYT has a profile of Thomas Van Orden, the man who brought the lawsuit about the Ten Commandments monument in the case the Supreme Court is considering. It's quite an unusual story: