Jack Thompson Struggles Against Sanctions Hearing

Jack Thompson Struggles Against Sanctions Hearing

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Jack Thompson is pulling out all the stops in at attempt to avoid the upcoming sanctions hearing that will determine his future as a lawyer.

The hearing, set for June 4, is expected to recommend actions against Thompson following an earlier determination by Judge Dava Tunis that he is guilty of 27 counts of professional misconduct. According to GamePolitics, Thompson is making numerous attempts to derail the hearing, including a claim that Tunis' Oath of Loyalty was improperly signed, thus rendering her legal standing invalid. Thompson has filed a suit against the state of Florida on that matter in an attempt to halt the Bar's action against him.

The Oath of Loyalty issue, however, is a non-starter, as a spokeswoman for the Miami-Dade Courts said that while the signature on the original documents was in fact forged, it was done so by a former Administrative Office of the Courts employee without Tunis' knowledge, and that when she became aware of the problem she immediately signed and filed the oath. "The Oath of Loyalty has no effect whatsoever on any judge's authority or jurisdiction to act and therefore has no legal consequence as to the decisions made by any judge while serving on the bench," the spokeswoman said. "The Eleventh Judicial Court takes any prohibited act by a court employee very seriously. Accordingly, a request has been made that the State Attorney and Inspector General investigate the forgery and the actions of the for AOC employee, which have unfortunately victimized Judge Tunis and other judges."

An attempt to subpoena 33 people including Strauss Zelnick and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush for the hearing was also denied by Tunis due to procedural errors made by Thompson, while a motion seeking a stay of the proceedings while he undergoes a mental health exam is not expected to be heard as Thompson is barred from filing such motions without going through another attorney. Thompson has said he will refuse to attend the hearing unless that order is overturned.

While Judge Tunis found Thompson guilty on 27 of the 31 charges facing him, she cannot issue sanctions against him; penalties based on her recommendations, up to and including disbarment, will be imposed by the Florida Supreme Court in September.

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If only he wasn't such a douche, he could've continued his crusade. Now he'll be just another blogger/column writer/etc without any credibility (as far as he ever had any).

if i had a website i'd be posting this shit on the front page with the title "who says the justice system doesn't work?"

This is all kinds of AWESOME!

I actually feel sorry for the guy. I MUST be getting old...

It's about time. He's been squawking ceaselessly without any solid backing for years. Thank God someone in power finally had enough of it.

a suit against the state of Florida

Good luck and good game, Mr.T.

Isn't this bastard dead yet?

Fondant:
Isn't this bastard dead yet?

Didn't you know? His kind never die.

On a lighter note, poor bastard must be sensing the end is near... maybe he's got some kind of animal 6th sense in him? If so, I'd say that's is it's some sort of rodent.

stompy:

Fondant:
Isn't this bastard dead yet?

Didn't you know? His kind never die.

Shows what you guys know about vampires. Stake through the heart. They can still die again.

Anyway, I don't know wheather or not to feel bad for the guy. He did lie and turn people against games, but on the other hand, he's now exposed and scared like a whiped puppy.

Yesssss, Mr. Thompson. Struggle on, do. Your cries of agony are as sweet music to me, the rebuttals to your antics greater hymns to justice than any you sought to pen yourself.

I enjoy your misery, Mr. Thompson. Suffer well, and I wish you torment through to a ripe old age.

Yessss....

-- Steve

(This works better if you imagine me with a long-haired white cat in my lap.)

To the Florida Justice System, I have a message:

FINISH HIM!

Am I the only one who doesn't care?

I mean, seriously, I too hate the stances he takes on video game violence, but does that mean we really have to stalk the guy?

Lawyer or not, he'll still find ways to be heard.

This is the only time I've ever heard the justice system give a lawyer a very fitting "STFU" notice.

Johnn Johnston:
This is the only time I've ever heard the justice system give a lawyer a very fitting "STFU" notice.

Well, usually they keep it quiet and in-house. Jack seems to want the whole world to know about this.

Since this is back from the dead: Anyone hear about the hearing? He stormed out within like, five minutes.

Really, how can this guy not be classified as a legend?

awww. I dont want him to be disbarred. I want him to be charged for... well okay I dont know the technical terms but for pressing false charges and harrassment. Lemme alone, is erly and me am not so gud at engrish rite now.

You just know it's only a matter of time before he goes on Fox News and rants about the evil gaming conspiracy out to get him that also eats babies.

I shall laugh when this happens.

"It's a conspiracy I tell you! Mario, Sonic, Master Chief, they're all in on it! They want to disbar me so I can't expose the truth!"

"What is that truth Mr. Thompson?"

"That they want to rape your children! Also, I'm a sexual god"

 

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