"In the eyes of the lawyer a good witness is not so much the witness who tells the truth as the witness who tells convincingly that which helps the lawyer's client to win the case." (anonymous barrister)
Those of you complaining about the small sanction probably didn't read the end of the order, where Judge Herndon makes it clear he will not tolerate any more foot dragging:
The Court finds John Steele and Paul Hansmeier in contempt. Accordingly, the court awards sanctions against John Steele and Paul Hansmeier in the amount of $65,263.00. for their contemptuous statements in court. One might recognize that the amount of the sanction is twenty-five percent of Judge Murphy’s original sanction and that the last sanction from the undersigned was ten percent. A pattern is purposely developing whereby the contemnors could find their way back to the full sanction Judge Murphy ordered for their original wrongdoing if they continue their misdeeds before this Court. The current sanction, including the costs addressed above, shall be paid on or before July 15, 2015.
When I used to run games at GenCon, there would always be at least one group that TPK'd halfway through the scenario and spent more time pointing the fingers at each other than trying to solve the posed challenges. The Prenda gang is a lot like that.