Jack Thompson Bar Trial Wraps Up Today; Ruling Delayed into 2008

December 6, 2007 -
If Jack Thompson winds up getting disbarred, it won't happen this year.

The controversial attorney's trial resumes this morning and is expected to conclude later today. However, in order to make her ruling, Judge Dava Tunis will need to study the lengthy transcript of the proceedings.

Judge Tunis said yesterday that the process of preparing and reviewing the court record will likely delay her decision until the spring of 2008.

In the meantime, Federal District Court Judge Adalberto Jordan has denied yet another motion by Thompson to vacate the Florida Bar's case against him.

UPDATE: This morning, Thompson has filed a new motion to vacate with the federal court.

Comments

There you go. Jack Thompson's got his "win". He made it into 2008. Thats what he was saying.

Oh well, at least I might a nice birthday present instead of a Xmas one.

Curses! Our evil plans to get JT disbarred have been foiled again! Quick! Get the evil splinter cell trained assasins, before he spills that video games make people killers!
Seriously, though, he's probobly praising god that he gets to keep his license for another year.

We all knew it would come down to this. At least while hes busy in court he'll STAY THE OUT OF OUR BUSINESS!!!. Now that thats outta my system... just keep us updated please.

Spring! Of 2008! That is a long time to wait.

Ok, between the words THE and OUT in my previous comment, the word bleep, inside less than and greater than signs is supposed to be there to represent bleeping out the word f***.

I feel bad for Judge Tunis, she has to try and find some order in Thompson's actions and words.

What makes Thompson think (after repeatedly being denied) that the Florida Bar has any interest in clearing their case against him? Can you imagine if other defendants tried this BS......

Attorney for OJ Simpson: Your honor, I'd like for the court to vacate the case against my client, Mr. Simpson.

Judge: Excuse me?

Attorney for OJ Simpson: This case is based on untrue information, and the defense team believes that the purpose of this case is to infringe upon the religious beliefs of our client.

Judge: I see........denied.

(Moments later)

Attorney for OJ Simpson: Well, I guess that didn't work so well, I gave it my best shot Juice.

OJ Simpson: You know I'm going to shank you, right?

The desperate pleadings of a desperate man fall on those without mercy for his antics.

My birthday is January 17th, please Florida, I want a disgraced former attourney for my birthday. :)

I'm kinda glad it's delayed. I'd hate for the family to be upset during the holidays.

Jack Thompson knows that he's done. He may be able to delay judgment in this world; but what he ought be more afraid of is judgment in the next world.

Seriously, just think what God'll have to say to Jack Thompson.

Can't say I'm surprised. Tunis have to go through all the paperwork to make a fair and unbiased decision. After all, Thompson is know for filing 13 answers when you asked for only one.

I just hope they give Thompson some restrictions like not being able to file other suits during the trial. Dennis, did Judge Tunis had a word on this?

Because if that's the case, I'm sure that Thompson will waste no time violating it and use his "beliefs" as an excuse, thus not helping his case.

We waited for more than 10 years, so I think we can wait a little longer.

i seriously don't think Thompson worships the God of Abraham.

very likely, he pays homage and blood oath to Baal or Tiamat, the destroyer. perhaps Viggo the Carpathian.

This is bad news for Jack. Usually those getting a lesser penalty get it quickly.

Why would JT want to have the case thrown out if he's "winning"?

In the meantime, Federal District Court Judge Adalberto Jordan has denied yet another motion by Thompson to vacate the Florida Bar’s case against him.


Good Lord. Can't the man figure out that the Federal Courts aren't going to just make this go away for him? He keeps asking, and the answer keeps being no. What is it that people say about doing the same thing and expecting a different result?

@Pierre-Olivier

After all, Thompson is know for filing 13 answers when you asked for only one.

With at best a third of them being even vaguely relevant to the question.

@Conejo

Lol. He is Viggo!!!! You are like flies to him!!!

AWW! *puts away popcorn and party favors.*

@Zerodash

That proves that JT is bad at playing poker.

@Gray17

This is the reason of the delay. Finding relevant information in Thompson's paperwork is about as easy as trying to befriend someone by beating the crap out of him.

I love how Jack tries to fudge the truth and insinuate that the rules about being prosecuted for misconduct in another state were somehow "created" in response to his misconduct in Alabama. It's all about him... ;)

You could be prosecuted before that, but there was no meaningful *process* codified in the books. So they wrote some up in mid-2005. They were approved, and the process became available one month after JT's shenanigans in AB. The rules of conduct didn't "magically" appear. The process for enforcing them did.
-- If your wiimote goes snicker-snack, check your wrist-strap...

That and the amendments were created to deal with the fact that technically lawyers from outside Florida couldn't practice IN Florida without taking the bar exam. IE there was no pro hac vice *in* Florida. The amendments have nothing to do with JT.

He's grasping at straws, as usual.
-- If your wiimote goes snicker-snack, check your wrist-strap...

Have you read this motion of his yet? He's claiming that he can get off scot free because of one person's poor choice of words... AND insulting the judge he's filing with at the same time. What a moron.

Is his license at least suspended until the decision is made?

@DeusPayne

Nope. Innocent until proven guilty. Although I'm pretty sure any crap he tried to pull while waiting for a judgment would only make things worse for him...
-- If your wiimote goes snicker-snack, check your wrist-strap...

Is he really so important that the Bar needed to create new rules for which to stick him on? It must be nice to be such an important person...

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF... calm down... calm down... do your breathing... how can this even be possible, guys? I got it, the judge was paid to delay the ruling so that Jack would have more time to wiggle out of this.

God, I'm delirious... I'm as delirious as Jack...

Did he actually write that The bar has flipped the Court the bird?

He's lost it. He gone completely mad.

@ Conejo

There is no Thompson, only Zuul!

Some of the language in his desperate motion is gold.

"The court MUST now vacate that order."

Ummm... no. In accepting a Florida Bar licence, it is accepted that you MUST abide by their rules. There is the only MUST that applies to this case.

A funny little analogy of flipping the bird in the last paragraph just goes to show how immature and funny he thinks he is. It's strange, the more convinced he is that he is right, the more vitriolic and insulting his language is.

My favourite part however, is the petulance evident in the title of the motion. "Plaintiff's NEW motion...Florida Bar's PATENT FRAUD". It's like a sulky teen, how he can actually file these things and not be embarassed is beyond me. Perhaps Judge Jordan should have replied with a just as petulant one: "Dismissal of Plaintiff's NEW motion on the basis of Plaintiff's PATENT failure to abide by Bar rules, and STUPIDITY in not being able to grasp the fact that he has to pay for his actions."

This is nothing. Do you guys have any idea how long I have to wait for Battlestar Galactica?

I'm sure he'll be here later spouting off that he has won. And, since this trial will be complete, anything he does between it's completion and the ruling can have no bearing on that ruling as it would be a separate cause of action.

Is that right? Did I just make sense?

@ Lokoth

Or Heroes for that matter.

@Lokoth and Phoenix

Wrong place for checking on that matter.

Try this one:

http://www.unitedhollywood.com/

UPDATE: This morning, Thompson has filed a new motion to vacate with the federal court.


Wait, you mean besides the one you already mentioned, he just put in another? Is he going to be filing a new one every time one of them gets denied or something?

He's not going to be disbarred, I know it. Then he'll be back here throwing it in our faces saying "I won! I won! I won! See, you pot heads, this proves that games cause violence, the judge agreed with me when she didn't disbar me! By the way video games cause 9/11! Bin Laden's men trained on Space Invaders! Hoohah!"

Just watch and see.

OMG FRAUD, LIE, DECEPTION! They said "necessary" instead of "convenient"! You must acquit!

Yeah they should at least limit his ability to file these things until judgement comes.

Any chance of a text copy of his new motion? It's really unbelievable how many times he is trying this. If he had any authentic and valid reason as to why the charge should be vacated then it would have already happened. Seeing as everything so far hasn't worked, what makes him think that this will?

Desperation is certainly a scary and sad thing.

It looks as if his strategy is to flood the court with paperwork so any decision will be delayed as long as humanly possible. He could then claim a violation of "due process". Kind of clever in a cartoon supervillainy kind of way.

"UPDATE: This morning, Thompson has filed a new motion to vacate with the federal court. "

That sentence was a bit confusing. We would all LOVE it if Thompson vacated the court.

How could I get confused? Yes, indeed, the word "federal" was my first clue I was reading it wrong.

Ok, somebody think of a funny caption for that picture.

My question is "Why did John Bruce wait until after the trial to bring this up?" If it really is that damning to the Florida bar, why was it not part of his original defense?

@Zerodash

The same reason he kept trying to weasel out of the psych exam they ordered. He wouldn't be fighting to hard to have it swept under the rug unless things about him were released that he was praying they would never find, such as his online comments to people.

One thing about internet anonymity is you can be a total fuckwad and get away with it. Thompson was a total fuckwad, but never once tried ot hide who he is.

Well, guess I'll drink that Guinness now and pick up another 6-pack some January. The marshmallow bag is still sealed, so it ought to remain fine until then.

Well, we are talking about the removal of his ability to practice. This is a decision that should not be made without a lot of consideration.

@EZK

Because he only just now made it up.

Funny caption for that picture?

Dating Service Member# 176669: Hello, my name is Jack Thompson. I enjoy fine dining, long walks on short piers, insults, denying people their rights, protecting teh children, worshipping Lucifer, and making love under the moonlight.

@EZK: My guess? He's grasping at straws. Again.

I wonder how many e-mails he's sent Dennis so far blaming the Omaha mall shooting on video games...

Even if he gets disbarred this spring, wouldn't we still have like a year + of him trying to get it appealed?

This morning, Thompson has filed a new motion to vacate with the federal court.

No surprise there. What's his hair brained conspiracy *this* time?
-- If your wiimote goes snicker-snack, check your wrist-strap...

Ah, the foolish filings of a foolhardy foolish fool who foolishly files foolhardily foolish filings.

*Cracks whip.*

My apologies, your honor. My whip objects to this fool's foolishness.

@Franziska:

With that many foolishes in your post, I was half expecting you to go Ben Kenobi on us with the Who's more foolish one.

@Jack:

Your writing makes my eyes bleed. It's actually painful to read.

@ Gray17

I know, it does say filmmaker next to my name, so I'm pretty privy to the situation. A few of my close friends are on strike right now trying to find other work.

Oh, hey, look, Jackie boy filed another motion to try to save his skin. Who didn't see that coming? Raise your hand.....Anyone?

DAMN i hope the case resolves into him having to pay fines and him having his liscense revoked
 
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