While we wait for news, here's a short thread on why judges don't like sanctions and sanctions hearings very much, even though everyone (judges included) knows that this can lead to more bad behavior:
It's the time.
Judge Chupp has about 640 open cases on the docket right now. 50 weeks of 40 hours each per year is 2000 hours. That's about 3.1 hours per case PER YEAR.
So, yes, more gets brushed aside than should. That's what happens when everyone ignores the legal system. It's the branch of government nobody takes the time to get to understand.
So if you're wondering why the whole thing might not enthuse a judge, that's why.