That’s my interpretation. A more literal way to say it is that Judge James L. Robart has issued an order for Douglas Vogt to show cause within 20 days why the Court should not dismiss his case for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.
Whatever Vogt thinks he did, the Court considers what he filed a civil lawsuit. The Court also recognizes that the intent of Vogt’s filing is to cause the court to begin a criminal prosecution. Essentially the Court told Vogt: “You can’t do that.” A more precise rendition is: “Decisions to prosecute or file charges are generally within the prosecutor’s discretion, and private citizens, such as Mr. Vogt, have no standing to institute a federal criminal prosecution and no power to enforce a criminal statute against another.” The two Misprision statutes Vogt cites are not causes of action for a civil lawsuit, said the Court.
I am pleased that the court is disposing of the case so promptly.