Fish Or Man

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Getting Down to the Wire

I'm not talking about the Ellensburg court date, which is May 6th. I'm talking about Palouse's own Boomershoot, April 29th, 30th and May 1st.

Also, the jury trial date might well be pushed back. I made a demanded for discovery in early March. At the April 7th pretrial I raised the issue with the judge in the case. He informed me the prosector would be sending the missing discovery to me, (which she agreed to). As of today, I am still waiting... So, unlike Boomershoot, which comes rain, sleet, snow, possible even shine, the court date may be delayed once again.

I hold out hope that this official sees this city code for what it is, Unconstitutional. Then something causes a brief recall of the oath to uphold that Constitution. Of course, stating that in public and then refusing to enforce this city code on those grounds would be a career killer for lawyer types. But, maybe the delay in discovery is a delibrate attempt to cause a dismissal. Likely? Heck no. Yet, possibly one day the Constitution will mean something to those lawyer types. Sadly, the courts hold all the cards and we have known this since 1819;
"The constitution, on this hypothesis, is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary, which they may twist and shape into any form they please. It should be remembered, as an axiom of eternal truth in politics, that whatever power in any government is independent, is absolute also; in theory only, at first, while the spirit of the people is up, but in practice, as fast as that relaxes. Independence can be trusted nowhere but with the people in mass. They are inherently independent of all but moral law."
~ Thomas Jefferson, letter to Judge Spencer Roane, September 6, 1819


Ending on a good note, especially for Boomershoot fans. Weather.com predicts the opening day, Friday, April 29th, to be Partly Cloudy with 0% chance of rain! Disclaimer: This is ten days out, which is as far out as they forecast, and likely to change.