Last week GamePolitics broke the news that the long-awaited ruling in Jack Thompson’s Florida Bar trial, originally expected today, would likely be delayed.
We’ve now learned that Judge Dava Tunis (left), who presided over Thompson’s 9-day trial late last year, has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court to grant her until August 31st to issue her report.
Judge Tunis cited several reasons for the delay, including:
-the need to wade through a 2,500 page transcript of the trial
-reviewing 76 exhibits encompassing another 1,700 pages
-dealing with 400 “pleadings, e-mails, letters and missives (including pictorials)” filed by Thompson since the trial ended in December, 2007.
-handling a full-time job on the criminal bench
Interestingly, the wording of her motion makes it appear that Judge Tunis has already reached her decision. It’s the writing of the report that seems to be causing the delay.
Read Judge Tunis’ motion here.