Last Friday, Mayor Sun was in Pierce County Superior Court once again - this time trying to get Judge Johnson to reconsider his request that city attorney Ken Luce be disqualified and removed as the city attorney. Numerous motions were filed (available here and here and here and here and here and here) and the judge was forced to waste the court's time to rexamine an issue that had already been carefully considered - not to mention the city time required to reply to these additional arguments.
The judge pointed out very emphatically that he had considered Mayor Sun's arguments carefully the first time and none of the new information presented contained anything that would change his mind. Judge Johnson denied Mayor Sun's motion and told him the city had better things to be doing with its time than arguing this issue. It is unclear if the city has to pay Sun's attorneys for this most recent court action, although it is presumed that Pacific has to pay for the attorney time required to respond to these new arguments. Meanwhile, vital city administrative positions remain empty and the city likely looses its insurance in a few short weeks.