A Port Jefferson, N.Y., attorney has vowed to appeal a federal judge’s denial of his challenge to his arrest for possession in his home of two “chuka sticks,” or “nunchaku.”

“A law that punishes a person … for the peaceful possession in his or her home of two sticks connected by a cord is nothing less than draconian, and should embarrass us all,” said the attorney, James M. Maloney.

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