As some of you know, I have sued in federal court several times to have the Seattle anti-knife law overturned. The first 2 cases were dismissed due to alleged lack of standing. The city claimed that they had not arrested or prosecuted me and would not be doing so and therefore there was no standing.
In November 2017 and in May 2018, the city seized on each of 2 days a sword of mine. I filed a newer and 3rd suit in federal court in May 2018 demanding constitutional review of the Seattle anti-knife and anti-nunchuck law based on the bad acts of the city.
In one of the cases that the city seized my sword I was fully and normally dressed. In one of the cases, I was walking at Greenlake in skimpy undies. The city decided to prosecute me for wearing a sheathed sword at Greenlake and it began its prosecution of me in late July or August 2018.
We came to some deadlines recently and each side filed some arguments. Lawyers call them briefs.
It turns out that the city was arguing that the federal judge could not or should not rule on the constitutionality of the law because the federal court was obligated to go by the ruling of the Seattle city judge who ruled frivolously!
This is the kind of thing that would lead to a 1st year law student failing!
The judge has ordered supplemental briefing from the city and given us all new deadlines!
We might have a ruling from the federal judge re knives in the next few months!
zaitzeff will make small legal history if we overturn the law re knives!
zaitzeff will be in the news again shortly, I think!
And, oh, if you are a journalist, lets get the facts right in the Cameron case, and not just tell one side!