Jack Thompson Facing Federal Court Disbarment

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Jack Thompson Facing Federal Court Disbarment

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Former attorney Jack Thompson has been ordered to explain why his disbarment in Florida shouldn't also apply to the federal courts.

Thompson was disbarred by the Florida Supreme Court in September 2008, the result of his antics and bad behavior in and out of the courtroom which Judge Dava Tunis described as "cumulative misconduct" for which he not only showed no remorse but refused to even acknowledge as inappropriate. Since then, Thompson has apparently taken the position that the disbarment only applies to Florida's state court system and has been describing himself in emails as a "once and future attorney" who is still admitted to practice law in U.S. District Court system.

But the "I'm still a lawyer" loophole may be closing soon. Judge Federico Moreno, chief justice of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, has issued an order directing Thompson to submit a filing explaining why he shouldn't be subject to the "identical discipline" in federal court.

Thompson and Moreno have encountered one another previously: Moreno sent two U.S. Marshals to interview Thompson after he wrote a letter to the judge comparing himself to prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, saying, "I guess my 'mistake' was not killing 3000 people to make my point." For his part, Thompson claimed Moreno improperly placed him on a "terrorist watch list" after Thompson sent him a letter alleging judicial misconduct by U.S. District Court judges.

Is it possible that Thompson could be given a lifetime disbarment by the Florida Supreme Court and yet somehow avoid a similar fate with the federal courts? The order requires him to include all documents related to his state disbarment, so the U.S. District Court will have a clear look at what exactly drove the Florida court to take such strong action against him. Thompson has 30 days to comply with the order.

Source: GamePolitics

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Jack Thompson is the kind of person that you in no way feel sorry for. When bad things happen to him, it makes me smile. Not because he's against video games, I have some friends who don't like video games. But because of the way he went about protesting video games i.e. Slander and other such illegal conduct.

See? His life is ruined.

Don't.
Fuck.
With.
Videogames.

It's simple, isn't it? :D

DamienHell:
Jack Thompson is the kind of person that you in no way feel sorry for. When bad things happen to him, it makes me smile. Not because he's against video games, I have some friends who don't like video games. But because of the way he went about protesting video games i.e. Slander and other such illegal conduct.

Oh no, I'll be sad if he's gone simply from the enjoyment of watching him froth. To even begin listing the idiotic things he's done would take a while, but suffice to say he's a humorous man.

GOODGODTAKETHATPICTUREDOWN!

It's scary O_O'

It's about time this closed-minded madman got what was coming to him.

Psychosocial:
See? His life is ruined.

Don't.
Fuck.
With.
Videogames.

It's simple, isn't it? :D

no its more of dont be a dumbass in what you do

Well, it wasn't his motives that pissed me off. More the way he put them across.

The plan is simple: Globally disbar Jacko. Done deed.

Ah, good ol' Jacko... the giant sack of crazy that never runs out.

Here's to the Feds giving him the same that he got from Florida.

-- Steve

Oh god yes. Finally they did something about him.

Skizle:

Psychosocial:
See? His life is ruined.

Don't.
Fuck.
With.
Videogames.

It's simple, isn't it? :D

no its more of dont be a dumbass in what you do

It's fucking with videogames that drove him to the insanity that led to this, so my point remains. ;p

It's been a long time coming, but hopefully now I can say,

"And YOU...ARE...OUTTA HEEEEEEERE!!!"

Psychosocial:

It's simple, isn't it? :D

It's more of a "Don't go round attacking everyone you work with/for/against ever, eventually they will attack back,"

Between his efforts against gay people, judges, other lawyers, rappers and lately videogames he managed to alienate pretty much everyone who could have stepped in to help him.
I don't think his targetting games specifically had much to do with his eventual disbarrment, it was just what he was targetting when all the people he had attacked previously decided they had had enough.

Psychosocial:
See? His life is ruined.

Don't.
Fuck.
With.
Videogames.

It's simple, isn't it? :D

no
it's more of a

Don't
Fuck
With
Capitalism
Kind of thing

Don't you think?

I dunno about this, it really just paves the way for another asshole to pick up the pieces where Thompson failed.

Why does he remind me of the Al Gore impersonation from South Park?

"There is a new threat facing America today. And its called vidjamagames. It doesn't care what you are, or what you've done. It just wants you dead. I'm super cereal! (serious for the non south park watching demographic.)

We must all fight against vidjamagames, so when the dust settles, everyone will say, "Jack Thompson, you're super awesome!"

darthmath:

Psychosocial:
See? His life is ruined.

Don't.
Fuck.
With.
Videogames.

It's simple, isn't it? :D

no
it's more of a

Don't
Fuck
With
Capitalism
Kind of thing

Don't you think?

More like-

Don't. Fuck. With. Individual. Rights.

Ah Jackie, the real life troll. When is the great moderator going to bring down the banhammer on you and revoke your breathing privileges?

im pretty sure that if you are disbarred by the florida supreme court and then ignore them there are ramifications in all of the other states

NoMoreSanity:

DamienHell:
Jack Thompson is the kind of person that you in no way feel sorry for. When bad things happen to him, it makes me smile. Not because he's against video games, I have some friends who don't like video games. But because of the way he went about protesting video games i.e. Slander and other such illegal conduct.

Oh no, I'll be sad if he's gone simply from the enjoyment of watching him froth. To even begin listing the idiotic things he's done would take a while, but suffice to say he's a humorous man.

No cause thats the best part, if he does lose his lawyer powers everywhere he'll just make an idiot out of himself HARDER! It'll be awesome.

ZeeClone:
Ah Jackie, the real life troll. When is the great moderator going to bring down the banhammer on you and revoke your breathing privileges?

Hopefully not for a while, I love having him around to watch his crazy antics, and arguments, it's totally worth having him on this Earth

Anton P. Nym:
Ah, good ol' Jacko... the giant sack of crazy that never runs out.

Here's to the Feds giving him the same that he got from Florida.

-- Steve

We have another Whacko Jacko! I was scared there when the old one died, but it turns out we had our new one along.

Now to find myself a home, a brain, a heart, and the nerve.

Since he got disbarred, I've heard almost nothing about him. I hope he's federally disbarred so that we can continue this peace.

There goes one of the best memes ever.

Psychosocial:
See? His life is ruined.

Don't.
Fuck.
With.
Videogames.

It's simple, isn't it? :D

I thank the Poke gods for this victory, I don't have to sacrifice Pikachus anymore. My wish has come true.

Don't.
Fuck.
With.
My.
Pokemon.

I once drew a comic about Jack Thompson
seriously he is going to end up killing someone and claiming video games made him do it
http://ranasan.deviantart.com/art/Jack-Thompson-74571378

Reminds me of one of my favorite Voltaire quotes:
"I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it."

Although there is another explanation for Mr. Thompson's behavior.

Good lord, he will not go down gracefully will he? Give it up man, you've lost any credibility that you may have had. Just stop please.

/Blows a kazoo

Down with Jack!

brodie21:
im pretty sure that if you are disbarred by the florida supreme court and then ignore them there are ramifications in all of the other states

yes that is the case but he doesn't seem to realize that, this is just to make him shut up and go away

tho i'm sure that Rockstar will miss their free marketing they got from him

Finally.

"IF THEY PLAYED VIDEO GAMES THAT'S THE REASON THEY BROKE EVERY SINGLE LAW THEY BROKE. PAC-MAN LEADS TO MURDER SPREES, PEOPLE, LOOK AT THE STATISTICS!" as he proceeds to tear his shirt off and jump around like a monkey on acid. While ignoring that rising rates of teenage crime and violence and blah blah blah also accompanies rises in other things, such a drug use and overparenting and all that. Maybe drugs lead to video games. Maybe violence leads to video games. Maybe video games are the endpoint, not the starting line.

Just saying.

Game over, Jack Thompson. Game over.

buy teh haloz:
Why does he remind me of the Al Gore impersonation from South Park?"

I don't know, he's always reminded me of Lionel Hutz from the Simpsons, only less likable.

PedroSteckecilo:
I dunno about this, it really just paves the way for another asshole to pick up the pieces where Thompson failed.

Shouldn't it be just the opposite, that one asshole getting disbarred sends a message to all the other assholes to shape up? Granted they won't. Not shaping up despite all signs to the contrary is basically what assholes do. Still, I don't think this would create some kind of bad-behavior vacuum that someone will automatically fill, or that Thompson was occupying some kind of obnoxiousness throne on which only one can sit.

He needs to go to an asylum, not just lawyer school. A man who's developed that much of a vast conspiracy (that only exists inside his head) is mentally ill nine times out of ten.*

*The tenth time involves Scientology and as such I am not one to judge. Please don't kill my family.

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