Earlier this week GamePolitics broke the news that a referree appointed by the Florida Supreme Court had issued a recommendation that anti-game attorney Jack Thompson be found guilty on 27 counts of professional misconduct.
The referree, Judge Dava Tunis (left), wrote that she based her recommendations upon testimony and documents submitted during Thompson’s nine-day trial on charges brought by the Florida Bar. While the final ruling on Thompson’s status will come from the Florida Supreme Court later this year, Judge Tunis has scheduled a hearing on June 4th to discuss possible sanctions.
For his part, Thompson has filed a motion in federal court to stop the June 4th hearing from taking place. He is also alleging that Judge Tunis isn’t really a judge because a required state loyalty oath wasn’t properly signed. All of which reminds GP of a saying often attributed to Thompson’s law school classmate, Al Gore:
When you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. When you have the law on your side, argue the law. When you have neither, holler.
Read Judge Tunis’s recommendations (5-page PDF)…