Joel Rosenberg got arrested yesterday while at Minneapolis City Hall.
On Wednesday, Rosenberg was booked into the county jail on charges of possession of a dangerous weapon in a courthouse, a felony, and contempt of court, a misdemeanor.
City Hall is part of the courthouse complex because it houses conciliation court on the third floor, the charges say. A sign posted in the hallway that connects City Hall with the county Government Center states that weapons are prohibited by district court order.
Rosenberg was being held in jail Wednesday night in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Rosenberg, of course, contents that the county’s “court order” barring guns in the hands of legally-permitted carriers from county courts conflicts with state law.
His court appearance is scheduled 1:30 this afternoon.