...the purpose of the court in imposing sanctions is not to 'silence' an attorney who pleads a poor case. It is to attempt to ensure that he pleads a better one next time.
Back in October I watched Mr. Chester stumble and bumble in court and tossed in my 2¢ by urging that he be fined. Judge Ludwig made the right decision and imposed a very reasonable fine. Of course, Chester's buddy, swacgirl, who once compared him to Thomas Jefferson, is POed.
The only part of the judge's decision with which I disagree is hope that a sanction will ensure Chester will actually plead a better case next time. Dreaming the impossible dream.