Because Bill Schmalfeldt did not appear for his show cause hearing, because none of the other parties in the Hoge v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuit were directly prejudiced by Schmalfeldt’s actions, and because Judge Hecker is concerned about an offense against the dignity of the court, he has continued the show cause hearing until the first day of the trial on 21 August.
The petition raises an issue that is not an issue that prejudices the parties, but it raises concerns that directly impact the integrity and dignity of the Court.
—Judge Fred Hecker
Everything is proceeding better than I foresaw.
UPDATE—A second show cause order will be issued.