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Jack Thompson to be Disbarred

Crusading attorney Jack Thompson will just be crusading citizen Jack Thompson in a month, as the Florida Supreme Court has ordered his permanent disbarment, to take effect after 30 days to allow him to close out his practice. Of course it doesn't end there, as even though the ruling says "the Clerk of this Court is hereby instructed to reject for filing any future pleadings, petitions, motions, documents, or other filings submitted by John Bruce Thompson, unless signed by a member in good standing of The Florida Bar other than himself," Thompson has already defied that by filing his own emergency motion with the court. He sent this along to Kotaku, along with the claim that this action, which has been in the offing for months (story), is a "rush to disbarment," as "This past Friday Thompson filed a federal civil rights action against The Bar, the Supreme Court, and all seven of its Justices. This is in retribution for the filing of that federal suit. With enemies this foolish, Thompson needs only the loyal friends he has." Somewhat ironically, it is this sort of vitriol that got him into this trouble in the first place, as outlined in this portion of the disbarment: "Over a very extended period of time involving a number of totally unrelated cases and individuals, [r]espondent has demonstrated a pattern of conduct to strike out harshly, extensively, repeatedly and willfully to simply try to bring as much difficulty, distraction and anguish to those he considers in opposition to his causes. He does not proceed within the guidelines of appropriate professional behavior, but rather uses other means available to intimidate, harass, or bring public disrepute to those whom he perceives oppose him."

Thompson first gained notoriety for waging a public battle against rap music and the group 2 Live Crew before turning his attention to attacking violent games (and some would say the First Amendment of the US Constitution), attempting to draw connections over the past several years between a number of school shootings and the influence of video games.

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77. Re: No subject Oct 1, 2008, 19:39 g_mann
 
You've said a whole bunch of things

 
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76. Re: No subject Sep 27, 2008, 03:47 Prez
 
Jack Thompson reminds me of Overon.. Both full of bullshit!!

File that in the "completely uncalled for" department.
 
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75. Re: No subject Sep 26, 2008, 10:04 Overon
 
wow overon has an arch enemy. I wish I was cool enough to have an arch enemy.
I didn't even know I had an arch enemy. I don't like it. You can have him/her/it FOR FREE.

 
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74. Re: No subject Sep 26, 2008, 09:59 Overon
 
Jack Thompson reminds me of Overon.. Both full of bullshit!!
That hurts. g_mann what have I said recently that makes you say that?

 
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73. No subject Sep 26, 2008, 07:38 dryden555
 
The media continued to contact him for "expert" opinions about game violence even after the disbarment proceeding started. The media made this idiot famous.

 
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72. No subject Sep 26, 2008, 04:52 baltar
 
September 25th... A day to remember...

 
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71. Re: No subject Sep 26, 2008, 03:57 InBlack
 
Cut it out with the damn Spore references already, or Im gonna start chanting "What What in the Butt..."

 
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I have a nifty blue line!
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70. Re: No subject Sep 26, 2008, 02:27 Fibrocyte
 
Jack Thompson reminds me of skyguy.. Both full of bullshit!!

 
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69. Har har Sep 26, 2008, 01:53 Zoomboy27
 


 
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68. Re: No subject Sep 26, 2008, 01:20 skyguy
 
wow overon has an arch enemy. I wish I was cool enough to have an arch enemy.


 
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67. Disbarred only? Sep 25, 2008, 23:24 Cutter
 
How about commited to an insane asylum? That would be far more apropos.  
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66. Re: No subject Sep 25, 2008, 22:59 g_mann
 
Jack Thompson reminds me of Overon.. Both full of bullshit!!

 
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65. No subject Sep 25, 2008, 22:21 Dittohead
 
How's that saying go? What goes around...ah, you know it...

 
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64. Re: No subject Sep 25, 2008, 22:07 Warhawk
 
And there was much rejoicing!

Hasta la vista, baby.
 

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63. Re: No subject Sep 25, 2008, 21:59 PHJF
 
He's busy playing Spore

I sincerely think he has better taste than that. If anything he's playing a never ending game of Civ with Satan.


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62. Re: No subject Sep 25, 2008, 21:57 Kxmode
 
"This isn't over! You've NOT heard the last of me!" - Super-Villian Thompson

Jack Thompson to be Disbarred, part deux
http://kotaku.com/5054801/thompson-responds-to-disbarment

he plugs a book

Thompson sent Kotaku a copy of an emergency motion he filed with the court, this despite the ruling which states that only another attorney in good standing with the Florida Bar could file a motion for rehearing on Thompson's behalf.

He's coo-coo!

Jack Thompson is like a zombie. He just won't die! Florida is going to need to swing the Bar near Jack's head. It's the only way to kill it! Actually in retrospect I think it's time to use V.A.T.S - Videogamers Against Thompsons Shenanigans

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61. Re: No subject Sep 25, 2008, 21:46 Kxmode
 
There is a God.

He's busy playing Spore

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60. No subject Sep 25, 2008, 21:40 meezookeewee
 
There is a God.

 
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59. Re: No subject Sep 25, 2008, 21:35 Razor
 
LOL!

 
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58. Re: No subject Sep 25, 2008, 21:29 Overon
 
He can still sue but now as a private citizen and he will need to hire a lawyer.

 
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