Thompson Watch™

Jack Thompson gets the boot on Ars Technica (thanks Mike Martinez) has word that the attorney's attempts to voluntarily remove himself from his current anti-gaming crusade (story) have been rejected by the judge on the case, at which point the judge booted him from the case and rescinded his temporary license to practice law in Alabama, saying "Mr. Thompson's actions before this Court suggest that he is unable to conduct himself in a manner befitting practice in this state." In an ironic twist that would make Alanis Morrisette roll over in her hot tub, Mr. Thompson ends up defending the constitution as he defends himself: "Did this Court somehow, in the last three weeks, manage to repeal the First, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution?"
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Jack Thompson has been around for a long time. I think the Internet has been his downfall. He was involved in the case against 2 Live Crew (oh me so horny.) (hey, that was the name of a 2 Live Crew track. Quite the coincidence.) but despite them having 100s of thousands of fans, maybe millions, the establishment won that one.

How so? You can saw WTFUW on any CD. Just have to put a label on it. They didn't STOP them from doing what they wanted to do or say what they wanted to say. It wasn't really a win for anyone. It was more of a stalemate.

The issue was that of obscenity, which the SC basically laughed at the allegations. It was a local issue. On top of that, it just helped them sell more copies of the album. Score a big one for free speech. Although Jack Thompson won the first round, he lost all rounds following. You can now purchase at any record store across the nation. - not that it is worth the money though....

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