The Law’s Delay


Dave Alexander reports that there are still issues about confirmation of service of process on Bill Schmalfeldt regarding the North Carolina stalking no contact petitions against him. The hearing on the matter has been continued until 20 January.

UPDATE—Dave now reports that the hearing has been rescheduled for 27 January.

15 thoughts on “The Law’s Delay

  1. Is Bill ducking service? Or is the Sheriff’s department waiting for more documents so they can serve him in bulk?

  2. One of the saving graces of government functions is that all the ‘i’s must be dotted and all the ‘t’s must be crossed.

    One of the most frustrating things about government functions is that all the ‘i’s must be dotted and all the ‘t’s must be crossed, not just in a particular color, but with ONE SPECIFIC PEN that the entire government apparatus must share.

    On a distantly related subject, have I mentioned recently that Obamacare sucks?

    • Not spent much time in court myself, but I’ve learned from watching that you just have to keep grinding on – sooner or later you get to the result you’re after.

      The fact there’s a hiccup or two on the way is neither here nor there. Though a sensible person who’s the (temporary) beneficiary of such hiccups would do well to take advantage of the delay.

      Sensible… heh.

    • The thing is, the court probably hasn’t received the answer, as they haven’t received the proof of service. Probably because of the way NC government handles mail to courts. All of it, for the entire state, is received at a central office which then distributes it to the various courts [and other agencies served by the same system]. There’s even a parasitic private courier company that you can pay an extortion-ish amount of money to make sure that mail you want to be delivered on a timely basis is so delivered. This delay is incurred, of course, in the name of efficiency. You can’t have court clerks wasting their time opening mail, unless it’s already been opened and resealed by somebody else, first.

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