Festival gun suit hearing set for June 19

Judge to hear motions for summary judgment

By Lyndsie Kiebert
Reader Staff

The lawsuit Bonner County brought against the city of Sandpoint regarding the constitutionality of the weapons ban at The Festival at Sandpoint is scheduled for a hearing Friday, June 19 — a new date in a series of postponements. The case has not seen a courtroom since late February.

Kootenai County District Court Judge Lansing L. Haynes will hear motions for summary judgment from both sides in the case at the June 19 hearing. The city filed its motion for summary judgment on Feb. 25, and the county filed its motion April 28.

According to court officials, the June 19 hearing is scheduled to be conducted remotely via Zoom. However, “things could change between now and then,” according to lawyer Amy Clemmons, of Davillier Law Group, which is representing Bonner County in the case.

The hearing, which will not be accessible to the public if held over Zoom, is currently slated for 10:30 a.m.

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