BTW, the reason Judge Hecker gave was failure to comply with Rule 15-206. Now, it is true that the Cabin Boy™ failed to comply with the provision that required him to state whether he was seeking jail time for me. The rule also says
(2) Unless the court finds that a petition for contempt is frivolous on its face, the court shall enter an order providing for (i) a prehearing conference, or (ii) a hearing, or (iii) both.
So there’s another reason why the court could have bounced his petition sua sponte. Either way works for me.
Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.
UPDATE—And another thing … The Dreadful Pro-Se Schmalfeldt’s written answer to the show cause order was due at the court a week ago. No answer was showing on the online case docket as of close of business yesterday.