The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt has filed a couple of motions related to his upcoming show cause hearing for contempt of court. I will respond to them in a timely manner. The responses will be directed to the court, and I may not choose to publish them until after the hearing.
The Cabin Boy’s™ motions will not be ripe for consideration by the court until I have filed my oppositions or until the time allowed for me to do so has expired. Md. Rule 2-311 says that I “shall file any response within 15 days after being served with the motion.” Since I was served by mail, Md. Rule 1-203(c) also applies. It says that when ”service is made by mail, three days shall be added to the prescribed period.” I have until close of business on the 18th day following service to file. If the court isn’t open all day on the 18th day (weekend, holiday, weather, whatever), I have until the end of the court’s next full business day.
One of TDPS’s motions, the Motion to Cancel, was filed on 12 January, so I have until close of business on the 30th to file. That is after the hearing. Unless I file my opposition before the hearing, that motion should not be considered until the hearing begins. I may choose to oppose it orally at the hearing.