UPDATE in red below the post.
Bill Schmalfeldt has apparently petitioned for a mental health exam for John Hoge:
This is a part of a multi-year strategy to turn the Schmalfeldt controversy into an argument between two old guys. I think the Team Kimberlin folks figure that they’ll get a judge like that Vaughey guy, who messed up so horribly with Aaron Walker. This strategy has included multiple attempts to sully John Hoge’s reputation, and multiple repeated attempts to get under his skin.
Apparently, this is not going to work. But you know what they say about trying the same thing over and over?
UPDATE: The Daily Omnivore:
Projection is a psychological defense mechanism where a person subconsciously denies his or her own attributes, thoughts, and emotions, which are then ascribed to the outside world, usually to other people. Thus, projection involves imagining or projecting the belief that others originate those feelings. Projection reduces anxiety by allowing the expression of the unwanted unconscious impulses or desires without letting the conscious mind recognize them.
An example of this behavior might be blaming another for self failure. The mind may avoid the discomfort of consciously admitting personal faults by keeping those feelings unconscious, and by redirecting libidinal satisfaction by attaching, or ‘projecting,’ those same faults onto another person or object. The theory was developed by Sigmund Freud.
I’ve been calling around for prices on what is called a forensic examination by a psychologist. Costs are between $250.00 to something less than a thousand dollars.
In general, insurance will not pay for such an examination, according to the representative who I spoke with. The psychologist looks over the court paperwork, then call with a price. They get $250.00 per hour.
I would suggest that John answer questions slowly, as the longer the session lasts, the more Bill Schmalfeldt will have to pay. Psychologists charge while you’re in the bathroom (don’t ask me how I know) so take frequent breaks.
I am still waiting for a response from Wisconsin. I might have some more prices later.