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

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.

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    Jay ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Just a thought, Judges have issues with simply declaring a verdict. You can’t do that, because the defendant will just appeal. If you want your decision to stick, you’ve got to show impartiality and show you went through what was needed to arrive at the decision.

    Recall Judge Jackson from the first Microsoft trial. By quickly arriving at the most logical verdict, he destroyed the case and a new judge was selected.

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    […] Contained within an email from Thompson were promises to keep this "murder simulator for violence against women, cops, and innocent bystanders" out of the hands of children by contacting "state and federal officials" to warn of the game’s immediate danger. Though no immediate threats were made towards Take Two or Rockstar Games, we’re sure the fireworks will really start going off by the time GTA IV drops April 29 — which just happens to be around the same time the outcome of Thompson’s Florida Bar trial will be decided. More at link [url=http://www.joystiq.com/2008/01/27/jack-thompson-rears-head-in-response-to-gta-iv-release-date/]Link[/quote] And it looks like his Bar Trial may be delayed until spring. But at least he’s getting asked about some of his questionable actions. __________________ Dell i9200|WUXGA|P-M@1.8 |1GB RAM|80Gig|DVDRW|2200bg|6-cell|128Mb MR9700||Danged near every part replaced.. DVD […]

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    aliasalpha says:

    Has anyone in the florida bar considered what a disbarment would do to wikipedia? They’d have to change everything about jack’s page, right down to the actual link. It’s titled “Jack_Thompson_(attorney)”!

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    Zerodash ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    From the AP:

    “The gunman was identified as Matthew Murray, 24, who was home-schooled in what a friend said was a deeply religious Christian household. “

    See, Jack- your BS can be directed right back toward you. I could say that faith turned him into a murderer- and it would sound just as stupid as you saying games did it.

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    jadedcritic ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    As I think about my last post, I’ll apologize in advance to christians who may have considered it in poor taste; but I simply have no idea how else to describe the New Life church to people who have not been around it. I’m not one bit surprised somebody shot it up, I am surprised how long it took them to do it. (For the record though, I have no problems with christians or christianity; I’ll just have to hope that most of you can understand that, -that particular church- has not done a great job of portraying your faith to the public.)

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    jadedcritic ( User Karma: 0 ) says:


    Not to invoke the whole christian debate. But I actually have lived in colorado springs most of my life and spent the bulk of the last two years working just down the street from where that last shooting occurred. I can’t speak on behalf of the people in arvada, but speaking as regular down here I’m not one bit surprised somebody went nuts and shot up the New Life. (That particular church is semi-infamous for…ug, how can I put this delicately, zealous christians?) There’s a multi-year history up there of things that well, kinda embarass honest christians. There was the thing with Ted Haggard for example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Haggard

    My point is this. I don’t know what happened in Arvada, but I will be absolutely floored if the new life shooting gets linked back to games. To my mind it’s far more likely that someone of a liberal or homosexual mindset snapped and went up there because because it’s generally seen as a nest of conservative vipers. (metaphor)

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    Shrike says:

    God may be on his side, but the devil’s in the details. And JT doesn’t concern himself with those trifling little things, like truth and reality.

    Unfortunately for him, that’s what he’s facing.

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    Mnementh2230 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    @ Monkey Face – actually, his wife is very successful… now, whether she will want to stay married to him after this is another matter, but we won’t go into that, as it’s a private thing between them. HOWEVER, he won’t make any money off charging news companies – what news company would want to have a disbarred lawyer on the air?

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    Monkey face says:

    wowie spring of 08? thats like a whole season away!
    psh only reason the judge is taking that long is so it dosent seem like the guilty stamp was slammed on the case right away.

    Who knows maybe johny will piss everyone off enough to make up their minds early

    You know..this mans been a royal pain in the ass but seriously? this is his only means of income..you know what that means?

    thats right! jack thompson comming to a homeless shelter near you!
    probably with a videogames took all my money plz spare some change kai thx bai sandwich board too.

    …nah he’ll eek out a living by charging news companys(stupid ones..im looking at you fox)to come on their shows everytime a school shooting happens

    oh wow kids look its the noble leech in his festering cesspool of lies and patheticnessity

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    Shrike says:

    Does the man (or fungus, we’re not sure yet, as he keeps filing motions to prevent testing his DNA), have some kind of template-making software with a ‘random complaint’ button for legal filings?

    I think it’s failing, and there’s no time left to upgrade.

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    Dog Welder ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    @Cyberskull — Generally a federal court will NOT get involved with a state proceeding unless certain conditions are met. In this case Jack has to prove to the federal court that he’s being treated unfairly, which he has failed to do (this was the result of the court case that got thrown out be Judge Jordan a few weeks ago). Move up to this trial and Jack must be sitting there, seeing some potential loophole and going, “AH HA!” immediately files some ranting foolishness to Judge Jordan (see the attached pdf in this article), who then says “I’m STILL not getting involved in this until it’s over, and you STILL haven’t proven anything. DENIED!”

    In general, federal courts are not allowed to interfere with ongoing state court trials of any sort.

    Jack can file for relief to federal courts AFTER his trial and try to prove that he was treated unfairly. But if you go back and read Judge Jordan’s initial decision, Jack’s arguments have pretty much been destroyed by precedents in other cases.

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    LOLsForALL says:

    Yeah, I realized that soon after I posted(just like his LiveJournal accounts, anyone keeping track of the motions and so on he filed in this case?), and that he has already crossed that line several times. Wonder if that trial will be referred to in the future proceedings…

    Yeah Jack has done such comments-in-legal-docs, like that mess of English someone quoted above, and that one involving something he claims was physically impossible(but the internet proves otherwise…)…

    Seeesh, Mr. Subtle he isn’t.

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    Coyote says:


    Hey Jack? Remember when you were relevant?

    ….yeah. Me neither, but get used to that precursor to your name there Perry Mason.

    “Remember”, because soon – that’s the only way your ever going to be brought up.

    “Remember when that douche bag lawyer….”

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    JustChris says:

    @ Laughing Man

    All serial killers try to end with suicide! Let’s outlaw suicide! That’s the only conjecture I’m following 😉

    On that note, don’t you find it frustrating that these killers don’t get a trial because of their premature deaths?

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    Mystik Tomato ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    @ I Sweat Butter

    Well, he was banned for trying to add Dennis & GP to the defendants(?) in this trial, so we won’t be seeing him here for a while. And even then he’ll be “winning”. “Me” and “Losing” are never in the same sentence as each other for Jack. Unless it’s “Me is making gamers lose their games!”.

    What I’m really worried about is when he does get disbarred (next year FTW!) is that he’ll become more of a menace. I mean, not to gaming as a whole, but to GP. Considering that he posts so frigging much when he does have a job, it’ll be hell when he loses his job. Yeesh.

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    Pierre-Olivier ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    @I sweat butter

    He got banned for the Xth time. When he’ll be in a better mood, he WILL come back.

    Behold, the future return of Jack “Annoying and you’re not” Tompson!

    P.S. He already circumvented the ban at least three times for making threats. I doubt that he’ll stop now that he bought some time. He’ll come back to gloat about how smart he is…and prove how a pain he can be.

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    I sweat butter says:

    I love the fact that Good ‘ol Jack Thompson never comes around here when he’s on the ropes. I guess he’d have to admit we were right all along if he did.

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    Mysticgamer ( User Karma: 0 ) says:


    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.

    There’s something like that… it’s called pokemon.

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    GoodRobotUs ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    From the response to ‘Motion to Kiss’….


    In Matthew Washington v. Bobby Whitworth, et al., 6:91cv87, this
    Court’s experience with Plaintiff began. In that case, Plaintiff filed the
    Complaint on November 8, 1991, and soon commenced his motion
    filings practice. In February 1992, he moved to change venue. Then, he
    initiated the trademark of his practice: the Motion to Amend
    Complaint. He moved to amend his complaint on March 6, 1992, on
    April 15, 1992, and on December 14, 1992. After a couple allowances of
    amendment, Judge Dudley H. Bowen, Jr., began denying Plaintiff’s
    motions to amend. Soon thereafter he moved to disqualify Judge Bowen
    and began filing “Extraordinary Motions to Amend” including one which
    desired to add the United States Secret Service as a party.
    Plaintiff began filing frivolous motions on a weekly basis and, in
    that relatively simple civil rights lawsuit, he ended up filing more than
    seventy-five pleadings, all of which required the considered attention of
    this Court and Judge Bowen.


    Not only does that sound awfully familiar, but you do realise Jack must fast be approaching double that number of motions in his own case?…..

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    LOLsForALL says:

    GP: “Judge Dava Tunis will need to study the lengthy transcript of the proceedings.”
    “…will likely delay her decision until the spring of 2008.”

    LOL! Sure was right about the delay and trying to get out of it on some technicality/provoked-action “strategy.”

    Darned shame he probably won’t get busted for “vexatious litigation,” I’m more offended by his abuse of the legal system then that of his “attack” on the gaming industry. He really needs the tool he love to abuse taken away from him.

    Oh, and looking up frivolous litigation for “Vexatious litigation” brought me to this

    Knowing you know who, I wonder how soon he will cross that line… And I wonder what laughs he will bring us in the mean time.

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    Gray17 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:


    Keep in mind that plenty of legal actions take a while in general. More so when one of the parties is engaged in stall tactics that have to be waded through.

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    DarkTetsuya ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    @Paul Kerton:

    It reads like the rantings of someone incredibly immature.

    This is Jack we’re talking about, remember.


    Even though the motions themselves are about as effective as using a plastic butterknife on a T-bone steak.

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    jadedcritic ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    He’ll be back. Expect to hear from him right about the time GTA4 launches. Disbarring Jack would be like killing Superman in the comic book – it’s fun to read about, but you don’t seriously believe he’s really gone.

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    JackDon'tKnowJack says:

    It’s a pity that all this Bar stuff looks to be taking away time and effort from Jack’s crusade to crush Take-Two and Strauss Zelnick. Although he is apparently keeping his motion-writing skills sharp as a razor’s edge.

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    Oz ( User Karma: 0 ) says:


    Totally agree, if they are going to do it, they should do it right so he wont have a leg to stand on.l

    Of course he will make wild accusations about the Bar being corrupt and “out to get him” accusing of all judges that rule against him being “in bed with the bar” and all that. But hopefully if they do it right, he will be open to slander and contempt if he continues to do so.

    The bottom line is wacko Jacko crossed the line. He is still crossing the line accusing the bar and respected judges of corruption. He should get what he deserves.

    Just my thoughts

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    chadachada(123) ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    What would be the greatest thing in the world, if he got disbarred the same day as GTA IV

    I might just switch religions, and pray to the gaming gods for all eternity

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    Pierre-Olivier ( User Karma: 0 ) says:


    My thoughts exactly. We already know how crazy Thompson can get (just look at the case of Janet Reno). You give him a bottle of wine and he’ll claim that you want to poison him.

    In other words, even if you try to talk to him in a civilized way, he’ll claim you’re harassing him.

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    Dread says:

    Actually, it may not mean they’re wobbling at all. They may just mean they’re being extra careful to make sure that every i is dotted and every t is crossed.

    Think about it, we’ve seen how extraordinarily contentious JT is on every possible legal point. If they’re going to disbar him, they know he’s going to go after any possible technicality. They may just be making sure that everything is done correctly, and that JT will not have any leg to stand on if he tries to accuse them of irregularities.

    If that’s what they’re up to, then I say all the power to them. Better that they take their time and do it right, than do it hastily and end up giving him grounds for appeal (because you know he’ll try… and try… and try…).

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    Murry ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    ugh. not good. Honestly its not a good thing. When you think someones guilty you dont spend 3 damn months deliberating and reviewing the facts. That means they’re wobbling.

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    Father Time ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Stall Tactics for the win.

    Spring of 2008? Hey wait doesn’t that mean that the deicsion will be very close to the release date of Grand Theft Auto IV?

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    GoodRobotUs ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    At Mnementh,

    As I’ve said before, this is why Thompson reminds of the kind of lawyer who would try to quash the evidence of a knife with the defendants fingerprints on it and the victims blood on it because it would ‘prejudice the jury’ against his client. His every motion to end the trial for his deliberately insulting behaviour is full of deliberately insulting behaviour…

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    Mnementh2230 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Ms. Sheila Tuma and Mr. Barry Richard knowingly raised that official arm, with a middle finger extended, to flip off this court, Thompson, and the Florida Supreme Court itself

    The fact that Jack puts language like this in his legal documents alone should be reason to prosecute him for ethics violations.

    And it’s pure comedy gold that he thinks it’s a good thing – he probably FEELS good writing it, but it’ll get him nowhere in a hurry.

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    Mnementh2230 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    @ Jack Thompson – here’s a hint: The shotgun effect will not help you when filing motions! At best you’ll annoy the judge, and at worst you’ll get disciplined. You’re better off having a SINGLE (as in 1, as in uno, as in more than zero but less than two speaking strictly of intigers), WELL WRITTEN (as in not insulting anyone, with well thought out logic, no book plugs, no unsubstantiated claims, no lies, etc.) motion.

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    Mnementh2230 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    @ ApokalypseNow

    Hell, man – it may be April before we hear anything back from Tunis… she said Spring, donchaknow. At that point, just lemme buy the beer – I owe you what, about $100 for the various packages you’ve shipped to me? We’ll just throw a kegger… mmmm… guiness on tap…

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    BlackIce, Dragunov Marksman says:

    @Austin Lewis

    “Seriously, just think what God’ll have to say to Jack Thompson.”

    If I was God, I wouldn’t waste the time in talking to him. I’d just send him to the Arabian Salt Mines for all eternity.

    On an unrelated note, have you considered joining the forums? We’re desperately short of educated people, and we will need a Counter to Pandralisk soon.

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    Doctor Proctor ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Okay, I’m not a lawyer, but isn’t Jack jumping the gun? Isn’t the whole point of this hearing to say things like “They changed the law one month after I was kicked out of Alabama to allow dual pursuit”? I don’t see why the Federal Judge has to stop everything.

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    Mister Angry ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Hmph… I knew he would delay his fate…

    Gosh, Jack (John?) reminds me of that damn Dry Bones. Keeps coming back to kill your ass no matter how many times you stomp on ’em. What Jackieboy here needs is a fireball in the rear if you know what I mean…

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    Gray17 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:


    The thing is, politics involves compromise, and working with people you hate. Jack can’t manage that. Not to mention that unless he was running unopposed, his opponent would have a field day with the whole disbarred on ethics charges thing.

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    Ix says:


    ’08 finish for disbarrment trial, sounds about right. Was hoping it’d get done faster, but didn’t really hold out for it happening.

    Guess I’ll have enough time to warm up the doomsday device before JT’s disbarred now. Doomsday weapons make the best s’mores. 😛

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    Icehawk ( User Karma: 0 ) says:


    The other side of that coin is the judge/referee might just get fed up and close the hearing without slapping JBT around.
    It is always fun (sarcasm) to remember that we the taxpayers are funding this travesty. We should have a say-so in his future career, that would make things short and sweet.

    No physical threats mind you, just put him in a place where Everyone thinks they are someone special… oh and has padded walls and drugs to help keep things… calm. No evil video games there which jackie should appreciate.

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    jdecamp ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Let’s see him keep up the crap with the filings and the rather childish rantings therein and see if it takes until 2008 to disbar his ass. The judge may just decide that it isn’t worth the court’s time to review and further and get it over with. What should really be pissing people off is the absolute waste of taxpayer money going into this clown’s trial.

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    Unafiliated Annonomous says:

    I love it. Does anybody have an official timeline with PDF links following all the filed motions and results as of late? It’s like presenting the same evidence over and over and over again in Phoenix Wright.

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    jadedcritic ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Well, don’t think anyone should be surprised. We all knew he was gonna spit and cry all the way to egypt if they let him. Doesn’t shock me one bit that he managed to drag it out through christmas.

    On the bright side, if he is finally disbarred maybe he’ll quit filing motions to vacate.

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    mogbert ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    You win internets for a Pheonix Wright reference!

    “JT never made shit up to falsely accuse people of a crime to use to get elected as a DA.”

    Well… you can’t really say JT never did that, he just never did it to get elected for anything. Him calling the Seattle Police department and telling them that Jerry and Mike (Gabe and Tycho) were blackmailing him or something. They had the nerve to donate $10,000 in his name, and so he tried to get them arrested. Bearing false witness is also in the bible as a big no-no.

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    Dmnkly says:

    Is anybody else concerned that a disbarment might simply serve to remove him from law, an arena where he wields limited power and his rantings are considered and rejected primarily by highly educated, analytical people, and push him into an arena where this is not so much the case, such as… saaaaay… politics?

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    Lost Question ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I cant say im supprised jack seems quite good at making enough of a mess/specticle to slow the courts down with his mindboggleing antics. But given enough time the mess he makes seems to just get him into deeper and deeper trouble.

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    Catch 33 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I’ll bet Jacky Boy has a candelar where he draws happy faces on each day that he’s managing to stall the time until his license is gone.

    And with the ridiculous motions he’s made, I think we can pretty much count on that happening. Accusing someone of giving the legal form of the middle finger in one’s motion? C’mon…

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    ~the1jeffy says:


    You are likely correct. However, if he is disbarred, I’d think he’d have to hire representation to file things.


    See? Didn’t I tell you this wouldn’t end this year?

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    Icehawk ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Yes, it seems jacks prediction is now coming true. Last we heard jack was winning and the trail would probably drag on for several weeks.

    Guess you could say he has not lost until the trial is over and he does love to attempt to dazzle (fails but tries) so he must think he is on top of the world. Wonder how many times he will try to get on TV between now and time of the ruling?

    Though riddle me why he would make all those filing to vacate if he was winning? He has to know at some level he is doomed. What passes for the workings of his mind are beyond me.

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    Gray17 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:


    Nifong got disbarred for withholding exonerating evidence in a criminal prosecution. That’s a few steps above what Jacko’s done. His comments were just icing on the cake.

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    Pierre-Olivier ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Just read the motion. Didn’t understood some bits (legal english is quite complicated, especially for a non english native), but it seems just to be some words thrown here and there.

    We can clearly see Thompson’s writing style, incoherent and repetitive. And that childish statement about the “middle-finger” (which I seriously doubt a REAL court would do) is so…

    Thompson should write a TV series about a courtroom got completely nuts once he get disbarred. He’d make up quite a story (since it’s all he can do is make up stories).

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    JQuilty ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Mattie: JT never made shit up to falsely accuse people of a crime to use to get elected as a DA. I wouldn’t put it past him, but his civil suits have all been laughable at best.

    Plus, JT didn’t get as much press as that.

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    Timmay! says:

    Thompson’s constant motions to vacate the case appear to be out of ignorance more than desperation.

    I work on a computer helpdesk, we get calls from people who’ve been told at least 5 times that they need to reformat their HDD, but they’ll keep calling and calling, whole heartedly believing that the problem can be fixed without reformatting. Doesn’t matter how many times they get turned down, or how many people they talk to, they believe beyond all doubt that they’re right, and they just need to talk to “the right person” to agree with them.

    Methinks Thompson is following suit.

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    Jack P says:

    I’m not a lawyer or anything, but maybe you guys can help. Are comments like

    “The Florida Supreme Court has its [sic] proven its ‘official arm,’ The Bar, to be a liar. Ms. Sheila tuma and Mr. Barry Richard knowingly raised that official arm, with a middle finger extended, to flip off this court, Thompson, and the Florida Supreme Court itself.”

    common for most lawyers?

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    Paul Kerton ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Just read the motion. Just how melodramatic does he writing have to be. It reads like the rantings of someone incredibly immature.

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    BaronJuJu ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    LOL, so now JTs conspiracy thery includes the changing of a Bar Rule to directly target JT in future disciplinary hearings? :roll: Smells more of despiration to me. What happen to the “all is well” speeches we heard before the trial? Yes, its going so well that:

    1. He willingly volunteered to take a supposedly offered 90 day suspension instead of the trial.

    2. He files 2 motions to vacate during the trial, both of which are denied. His response? Immediately file a third motion to vacate witht he federal court.

    Oh yes, he has got the Bar by the short hairs now. LOL. I’m sure between now and the spring we will see tons of filings and motions to vacate by Thompson. He will also accusse everyone under the sun that rules against him of being in on this mystery “conspiracy” against him.

    I think now would be a great opportunity for gaming news sites alike to finally set Thompson aside as an irrelevant footnote in the history of gaming. Put no more effort into trying to figure out his foolish “logic” and relegate him to the comedy section of the gaming news, always there for a quick chuckle.

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    DavCube ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    @ GoodRobotUs

    Like i said in the article about his trial at the beginning of the week, it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if Thompson made some sort of statement somewhere that video games caused the killing at that mall a couple days ago. The gunman was 20, and that’s all the relevant information he needs to get him going…

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    Mister Gone says:

    Am I erong or does this mean that Jack is still licensed to practice law for the next few months at very least? I think we should be prepared for some very fun antics from our mouth from the south over the next several weeks.

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    GryphonOsiris ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Believe it or not, the fact that it has been delayed may very well be a good sign against him. considering that they spent that whole week just with him cross examining and three days for the rest it looks from my POV that the first week was him trying to filibuster and delay the proceedings. This means that the transcripts for that week will need to be reviewed thoroughly to catch every single falsehood, inconsistency, and unprofessional insult to make an airtight reason for his Bar license to be revoked. As you can imagine, that may take a while.

    Frankly, I wish he’d be a man about this and admit that he has done wrong. I mean really, what kind of impression is he giving his son about owning up to responsibility for ones action?

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    Benji says:

    Disbarment wouldn’t hurt him so much as being declared a vexatious litigant would. Disbarment means he can still file lawsuits on behalf of himself, just not on behalf of others. If declared vexatious he can’t persist in his constant stream of lawsuits without first getting them approved by a somewhat more reasoned legal professional. That would be pretty devastating, since I thought he as much as said that his tactic was to bury companies with lawsuits (regardless of their merit, so long as they’re just on this side of reasonable) and hope that they’ll just stop doing anything he doesn’t like in order to quench his ire.

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    DavCube ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Curse campus computers that don’t have Adobe Reader… from what people are saying, that motion (which, for some reason he likes to submit multiple times… AFTER they’re denied…) is a pretty entertaining read.

    That said, oh well, instead of having his disbarment as a Christmas present, it’ll possibly be a joint celebration with getting Smash Bros Brawl. XD

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    Phoenix, Filmmaker says:

    @ 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?

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    Samson Effect says:


    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.


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

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    Franziska von Karma ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    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.

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    Jabrwock ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    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?

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    Tenshigami says:

    @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…

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    Gameboy says:

    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.

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    Chris Wallace, Lawyer ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    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.

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    ApokalypseNow says:

    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.

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    kurisu7885 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:


    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.

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    Tenshigami says:

    “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.

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    Shoehorn O'Plenty ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    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.

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    GoliathWins says:

    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.

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    Trevor McGee says:

    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.

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    Gray17 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    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?

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    jds ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    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?

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    Shoehorn O'Plenty ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    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.”

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    MaskedPixelante ( User Karma: -1 ) says:

    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…

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    Zerodash ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    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…

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    Jabrwock ( User Karma: 0 ) says:


    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…

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    AgnostoTheo ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    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.

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    Jabrwock ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    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.

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    Jabrwock ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    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.

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    Pierre-Olivier ( User Karma: 0 ) says:


    That proves that JT is bad at playing poker.


    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.

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    Gray17 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    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?


    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.

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    Conejo says:

    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.

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    Pierre-Olivier ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    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.

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    Austin Lewis ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    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.

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    TheGreg says:

    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.

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    Majestic_12_x ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    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?

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    Bloodharp ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    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***.

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    Bloodharp ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    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.

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    Acebuckeye13 says:

    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.

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    Paul Kerton ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    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.

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