As GamePolitics reported yesterday, the Florida Supreme Court alleged earlier this week that controversial Miami attorney Jack Thompson has “abused the legal system by submitting numerous frivolous and inappropriate filings in this Court.”
In GP’s experience, Thompson’s legal filings are indeed frequent, often vitriolic, and occasionally come with, ahem, pictures attached. But that’s old news. So what filing of Thompson’s pushed the Florida Supremes to the brink?
The Daily Business Review reports that a December document was specifically mentioned in the Court’s show cause order to Thompson:
The court described one of Thompson’s recent filings in detail. [Thompson] dubbed it a “children’s picture book for adults,” interspersing images with text in his motion due to “the court’s inability to comprehend” his arguments.
Images included “swastikas, kangaroos in court, a reproduced dollar bill, cartoon squirrels, Paul Simon, Paul Newman, Ray Charles, a handprint with the word ‘slap’ written under it, Bar Governor Benedict P. Kuehne, a baby, Ed Bradley, Jack Nicholson, Justice Clarence Thomas, Julius Caesar, monkeys, a house of cards,” the order said.
You can see that filing here (MS Word format), slightly edited for length. For his part, Thompson told the DBR:
I have a right to file anything I want with the court. It is beyond bizarre that they think they can tell me I can’t seek relief. They can deny relief, but they can’t tell me I can’t seek relief.
GP: Some folks are asking in comments, so let me reiterate. This is a real document that Thompson really filed with the real Florida Supreme Court in December. Apparently, it made the justices really mad…