With Sanctions Hearing Looming, Jack Thompson Accuses Bar Trial Judge of Leaking Documents to GamePolitics

As GamePolitics has previously reported, embattled anti-game attorney Jack Thompson faces a sanctions hearing tomorrow before Judge Dava Tunis in Miami.

Tunis, the referee appointed by the Florida Supreme Court to preside over the Florida Bar’s prosecution of Thompson on professional misconduct charges, recently issued a recommendation that the controversial attorney be found guilty on 27 of 31 counts, including "Knowingly making a false statement of material fact or law to a tribunal" and "Engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation."

For his part, Thompson has been actively seeking to discredit Tunis, including charging that she is not a valid Florida judge due to her state loyalty oath apparently being signed by a clerk without her knowledge.

On May 30th, Thompson upped the ante against Tunis, charging in a document filed with U.S. District Court that the judge had leaked documents to GamePolitics. Although the name of this website is not specified in Thompson’s motion, it is clear from the document’s context that he is referring to GP. Thompson writes:

In the last 36 hours, plaintiff has discovered that the referee in the state Bar "disciplinary" proceedings has leaked documents to a video game industry web site that only she had. This has resulted in more harassment of Thompson by "video gamers" who have been threatening to kill Thompson and his son.


The referee knew to leak these documents, which only she had, to this particular gaming web site because it came out at Thompson’s bar "trial" that this site had filed a Bar complaint against Thompson (which was so bizarre that even this Bar dismissed it) and that this site was in fact orchestrating harassment of Thompson during his trial.


This same site had orchestrated postings at Amazon.com, when Thompson’s Tyndale House book was published, that there was a "Canadian edition" of Thompson’s book in which Thompson disclosed his internal struggles with homosexuality and drug use. Thompson has had no such struggles; there was no "Canadian edition."

There’s just one problem with Thompson’s charge that Judge Tunis leaked anything to GamePolitics: It is not true. I don’t know Judge Tunis. I’ve never spoken to her, exchanged e-mail with her, or had any contact with her. I did call her office once, many months ago, to inquire as to when we might expect a ruling on Thompson’s trial. A staffer referred me to Eunice Sigler, Director of the Office of Government Liaison and Public Relations for the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida.

GamePolitics has obtained three documents relating to Thompson’s case in recent days. All came from public records requests with court administrators.

On May 20th , GamePolitics broke the news concerning Judge Tunis’s recommendations as to Thompson’s guilt. That document came from the aforementioned Ms. Sigler. I’ve been tracking the Thompson Bar trial since it took place in late 2007. Months ago I contacted Ms. Sigler and made a media request for any developments. As per my request, she forwarded me the recommendations. These were also published in the Daily Business Review, which apparently obtained them via its own public records request.

The following day, in a filing with Judge Tunis, Thompson alluded to having 33 witnesses that he hoped to subpoena for his June 4th sanctions hearing. Curious about these, I asked Thompson for the names. He refused. I contacted Ms. Sigler on May 23rd and made a public records request regarding Thompson’s proposed subpoenas. I received the subpoena document from her on May 28th and published it later that day.

Also obtained via public records request was the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s investigative report into Judge Tunis’s loyalty oath. This document came from Public Information Officer Ed Griffith.

Thompson may not like it, but he has made himself into a very public figure. His case is a matter of public record. His court filings are not sealed, nor are they classified information. They are a matter of public record, readily available through the proper channels.

In a series of e-mails, Thompson demanded several times to know where I had obtained the documents. Being under no obligation to do so, I declined to tell him. Moreover, he is an attorney. He should understand that these are public records.

Regarding his comments that I orchestrated harassment of him or orchestrated bogus reviews of his book, these are utterly false. I’ve addressed his allegations on the book issue in some detail in the past, and I’ve also discussed my filing a 2006 Bar complaint against him. Nor, as Thompson alleges, is GamePolitics a "video game industry web site." Readers need look no further than today’s story on E3 and Gov. Rick Perry to confirm that.

So what will happen at tomorrow’s sanctions hearing?

It’s impossible to know, although Thompson’s e-mails of late have indicated that he expects to be disbarred. In any case, Judge Tunis does not have the final word. That responsibility lies with the Florida Supreme Court.

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  1. shaoron says:

    he acts worse than my bratty 5 year old niece, 5 year old nephew and a 3 year old "anti-social won’t even listen to anyone not even his own parents bull headed" nephew combigned!

  2. shaoron says:

    "Its a two way street we all walk on."


    saddly, Jack Thompson is a bull about 2 cars wide going thru a one way street the wrong way and on a two way street, hogs up all the space…


    time to kill the bull… figuratively speaking of course…

  3. Gray-17 says:

    Thinking on it, any success Jack enjoyed in general practice before starting his censorship crusade was likely a result of probability than of effectiveness on his part. Any lawyer is likely to land a few cases where the only thing actually needed to win it or get a settlement is to be a lawyer. Cases where there was obvious neglience, or breach of contract, etc.

    So I wouldn’t say that he used to be a "pretty effective lawyer" so much as he used to be a "functional lawyer."

  4. JackDon'tKnowJack says:

    Huh? We must be talking about two different Jack Thompsons. There was never a time, going back to when he failed the bar exam the first he took it, that Jack was "good" at the practice of law. He’s been a loser all his life.

  5. GrimCW ( User Karma: -3 ) says:

    hmm never seen that before…

    but if true, as a ex-military member, and a 30% disabled vet  of this recent war, i take serious offense to it…

    basicly to me it says " the dead guys are the good ones, but anyone who lived and plays games is a sinner"

    i can’t say i know of anyone in my military days who didn’t play "violent video games"

    like i mentioned before, we also had Halo 2 tournaments in my squadron! So are all surviving members of the military who play games crazed madmen? and in order to be "good" in jacks eyes we’d have had to DIE in combat first?

    that comment would be offensive not only to military members, but family and friends too i’d think…

    its either that or its only okay to play violent games if your military, and i doubt jack would consider that option since he’s attacked former Military members and claimed their "shooting rampage"’s were based off of vid games (i still can’t believe they tried to say the Ex-Marine known most well as the "D.C. Sniper" trained playing Halo…. wtfh?! with all the gun training ya get in the military, it was a game that trained him?)



  6. Austin_Lewis ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Trust me, when he’s disbarred, nobody will take him on the air if they know about it.  Also, Fox News isn’t the only station that had him on, if you recall.

  7. Chuma ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    You kidding?  He’ll just be a "1st Amendment Expert" instead of a "1st Amendment Lawyer".  Don’t expect Fox news to let facts get in the way of a nice bit of fear mongering or spin.

  8. Adamas Draconis says:

    He was involved in the whole 2LiveCrew thing in the early ’90s, basicly his entire career has been about censorship and trying to control what people can do in their private lives.

    Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

  9. Neeneko says:

    Actually, before he set his eyes on video games he was a pretty effective lawyer who did actually win cases.  He has always been on the ‘moral case’ horse but he used to actually be good at it.

    My guess is that the crazy has finally overridden the intellegence.  Maybe dementia setting in?

    He was always.. ahm.. colourful… but at least in the past he knew how to manipuate the law and people to get away with it.  Seems to have lost that.

  10. BlindJustice15 says:

    This is why I’m going to bring up Jacko in my Pre-Law classes in college. He is a textbook example of how NOT to be an attorney.


  11. Brainswarm says:

    Probably because Jack was demanding answers that he should have known already…namely that anyone can request these PUBLIC documents from the court, and there was no reason the court should have declined to give Dennis a copy. 

    Jack has a way of demanding things like a three year old.  Scratch that, my three year old nephew knows how to ask nicely sometimes.

  12. Jabrwock says:

    Isn’t that how all his cases go?

    — If your wiimote goes snicker-snack, check your wrist-strap…

  13. Jabrwock says:

    i think the proper question is didn’t he know if it’s accessible thru public records

    Considering he failed his bar exam the first time around… and considering how he doesn’t know proper filing methods, or submission protocols, or rules of conduct, etc… yeah, I’m gonna guess there’s a lot about legal procedure he’s clueless about…

    — If your wiimote goes snicker-snack, check your wrist-strap…

  14. GryphonOsiris says:

    Not to mention his incessant use of the term "Hooah" is an insult to all those who ever put on a uniform.

  15. Jabrwock says:

    Its a two way street we all walk on.

    Not in Jack’s mind. It’s been this way consistently. Everyone else has to follow the rules, but not him. He’s exempt. It’s some kind of class-ability of the God Warrior™ (hooah!)

    — If your wiimote goes snicker-snack, check your wrist-strap…

  16. Gray-17 says:

    Sure people outside the gaming community know and care who Jack Thompson is. We aren’t the only ones he’s made himself a pain in the ass to over the years. Remember GPs coverage of his trial made a point of mentioning that it did not include various parts that were unrelated to Jack’s little "crusade" against games.

  17. Jack Wessels says:

    This is the guy who was opposed to categorizing fallen soldiers as gamers, claiming it made a mockery of their sacrifice, or somesuch nonsense…

    "Pigeon-holing them in this fashion diminishes their sacrifice and elevates \"gamer\" to a status that God knows it does not deserve."

    However, he has no qualms about "pigeon-holing" gamers himself.

  18. Joran says:

    I agree with you here.  I’m wondering what the rationale for not stating what the source of the documents were if they aren’t confidential or under anonymous sourcing.

    Perhaps it was the tone of Jack’s request?

  19. Jack Wessels says:

    He is the one who sent him into Best Buy to purchase it. Not that that would stop him. He’s not afraid of that kind of hypocracy.


  20. Salen says:

    "This is Cheeeewwwwww-Baca! He’s a Wookie!"

    At this point, I’m suprised JT hasn’t BLAMED Chewie for all the problems he’s having.

  21. NovaBlack. ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    but thats EXACTLY it!

    Curious about these, I asked Thompson for the names. He refused’

    You need to give respect to earn it. Jack needs to learn that lesson. Why is it ok for him to withold information, and tirade childish insults at GP and videogamers,  just to be awkward?

    THEN, despite his previous actions, he should be able to obtain non obligatory information from GP, just because he wants it?

    Its a two way street we all walk on. He learned his lesson the hard way. You’d treat a kid in exactly the same way. And you know what, if my parents set this example to me,  itd be a lessson well learned and one i would thank them for.

  22. Arad ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    You know, after reading this article, I fully expect tomorrow’s headline to be, "Jack Thompson Invokes the Wookie Defense."

  23. Loudspeaker says:

    If JT has really been threatened by all of these "video gamers" as he claims then why hasn’t he reported it to the local police and let them forward it on to the FBI?


    It’s fabricated.  Might even be nothing more than his own internal demons talking to him in his head.

    All in all it really doesn’t matter.  The guillotine will still drop on JT’s career tomorrow with a disbarment verdict and there will be no one to blame for the debachle but himself.

    "Volume helps to get a point across but sharp teeth are better."

  24. cullarn says:

    jack thompson . . . and . . . hard proof in the same sentance . . . i think im gonna faint

  25. cullarn says:

    jack thompson . . . and . . . hard proof in the same sentance . . . i think im gonna aint

  26. Loudspeaker says:

    Avoid nonsense?  This is JT we’re talking about here.

    Dennis is under no obligation to give JT information he can obtain himself.  Remember what he tells us EVERYTIME he posts? "Jack Thompson, Lawyer and you’re not"

    So, he’s the big bad lawyer…  He can go get the info on his own without Dennis’s help.

    "Volume helps to get a point across but sharp teeth are better."

  27. GRIZZAM PRIME says:

    He would probably threaten to sue him.

    -GRIZZAM PRIME(c)is property of the U.S. Marine Corp. Wetworks Dept., and also The Incredible Hulk-GRIZZAM PRIME is not to be associated with GRIZZAM 512 or any other GRIZZAM entity under penalty of law, so sayith ZARATHOS.

  28. GRIZZAM PRIME says:

    Does anybody outside the gaming community know or care who Jack Thompson is? Was he ever taken as a serious threat? HAS HE EVER WON A SINGLE CASE??? If he does not get disbarred, I will lose what little respect I have left for the US legal ststem.

    -GRIZZAM PRIME(c)is property of the U.S. Marine Corp. Wetworks Dept., and also The Incredible Hulk-GRIZZAM PRIME is not to be associated with GRIZZAM 512 or any other GRIZZAM entity under penalty of law, so sayith ZARATHOS.

  29. Ghost Coins ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I amwith 1AgainstTheWorld on the threat issue.  Stop bothering the man if you are.  I hold a deep seated belief that few, if any are calling his home at all hours and threatening his family.  There was the one child in Texas, but we as a society have learned our lesseons about losing our tempers, and shouting and saying bad things about people….it gets you disbarred.

    Furthermore, if there was such concern for his family, why have the police not tapped his lines, recorded numbers…hell, caller ID could tell you where half of these twits, if any, were calling from.  You can purchase a small recorder from most hardware/electronics stores for a pittance, and turn the info over to the proper authorities.  Nothing says "gotcha" like hard proof Jackie boy.

  30. Anonymous says:

    ”This has resulted in more harassment of Thompson by "video gamers" who have been threatening to kill Thompson and his son.


    HAHHAAAH what kind of specification is that. He mayaswell have said This has resulted in more harassment of Thompson by "Oxygen Breathers" who have been threatening to kill Thompson and his son

    Its stupid! you cant pick out ‘video gamers’ as if we are some small wierd cult you can identify in some strange church somewhere. 99.9% of people under the age of 30 are ‘video gamers’ . So what hes saying is that the ENTIRE younger generation has harrassed him. well duh. If half the population are telling you something, maybe you should take heed of the phrase ‘no smoke without fire’

  31. Ghost Coins ( User Karma: 0 ) says:



    There is a summary of what case is pending against her.  The short of it; a guy who owes her client money is claiming that she assisted in an unoffical manner in a criminal proceeding regarding his violation of parole.  More to it at the website, but I haven’t the foggiest why Jackie boy is involved.  For all intents and purposes, she, from what I have been able to find, sounds like a decent lot just trying to get money for her clinet that the defendant owes her.  She might have overstepped her bounds in the process, nothing more.

  32. 1AgainstTheWorld says:

    Man, Johnnie Brucie has gotten hilarious lately.  It’s everybody’s fault but his, the last flailings of a desperate little goblin.  By now he should have enough rope to hang himself tenfold.

    Oh, and while I largely suspect that the "threatening to kill Thompson and his son" are nothing more than fabrications by JB to try to demonize gamers in general, if anybody really is doing this?  Please knock it off.  It only makes us all look bad.

    I wonder what Jack would do to his son if he ever caught him playing GTA4?


  33. Anonymous says:

    The hearing tomorrow?

    THe equivelant of him demanding Halo 3 be pulled, what was it? Three days before release?

  34. Canary Wundaboy says:

    Wacko Jacko at it again I see.

    Keep digging pal, you’re getting disbarred and there’s nought you can do about it.

  35. Gray-17 says:

    If you could bottle the scent of Jack Thompson, you could market it as a fragrance. It would be called "Desperation"

    Heh, that reminds me of an old joke that really applies well to Jacko.

    "Some people live lives of quiet desperation. Jack’s desperation makes a pathetic whining sound."

  36. Ryno ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Just found this whilst searching the FSC docket site:

    Case Number:   SC08-622   – Active
    Lower Tribunal Case(s): 2004-51,111(15C), 2004-51,254(15C), 2006-51,409(15C)

    Jack is listed as a Respondent. Any ideas what this is/concerns? Surely someone more versed in legalese can learn more about it and enlighten us.

  37. Ken ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Jack’s going to end up disbarred like another Florida attorney. You may have heard of him. Ken Rosenberg.

  38. Ed Matuskey ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Uh-oh–hey Dennis, have you warned Eunice Sigler that Jack has her name now?  She’s probably just been added to his list…

  39. Ryno ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I can just see the hearing before a judge:

    JT: something long-winded, winding and incoherent that has little to do with anything, but involves conspiracies and Jesus.

    Bar Lawyer:

    Judge: Well?

    Bar Lawyer: Well, what?

    Judge: Do you have anything to say?

    Bar Lawer: What? They’re public records? Do I really need to say anything?

    Judge: Good point. Case dismissed.

  40. shaoron says:

    this IS jack thopmson we’re talking about…

    i think the proper question is didn’t he know if it’s accessible thru public records

  41. Shoehorn O'Plenty says:

    If you could bottle the scent of Jack Thompson, you could market it as a fragrance. It would be called "Desperation".


    In all honesty, what did he think he was going to accomplish with this latest charge? To draw attention tot he fact that citizens can make requests of public documents? To try and wring any sympathy out of those who are in charge of his future with these allegations of "threats"? (IMO, more likely e-mails that disprove his lies and disaggree with him).

    What is more threatening in my opinion is his little press release about tomorrow’s hearing where he says that he intends to "lower the boom" on the Forida Bar. Given that this is the same guy who said he was going to render the Bar like a destroyed city in Hiroshima, that this is the same guy who smuggled a large slingshot into court previously, and given that he is in the pits of desperation, I really hope that he is searched by security prior to entering. I would not be surprised if he tried to shoot the place up and then turned around and siad "Video games and the Florida Bar led to this, my greatest victory, HOOAH!".

    I sincerely hope that disbarment is decided as appropriate tomorrow. I don’t want the man fined, or criminally charged, I just want to see his ability to file these frivolous court cases free of charge removed and his smug signature of Jack Thompson, Attorney taken from him. It will be like taking the loudspeaker out of the hands of a raving mental patient.

  42. Icehawk says:

    Have to admit to being curious.  How exactly did we (GP) manage to get illegal documents spelling out the doom of JBT and no other gaming site has?  I mean face it.  We was hardly alone in our disgust with all things Thompson.  Where are said documents?  Dennis bless his heart would hardly keep such things from us.  Oh wait.. you mean jackie is a lair and not to be trusted?   Ah I see. 

    Oh and btw jackie,  whereas there are some of the more driven (aka demented) types that would like to see you in pain or removed (none that I known personally but the rumors speak of such) None have anything against your son or have threatened him.  Stop trying to hide behind others and face reality and the results of your actions.    Time methinks to dig up the music video link for Sarcasticgamer.com about you foolish one, maybe they should play it at your hearing on the morrow (if you have the gonads to show up).


  43. Adamas Draconis says:

    No, it wouldn’t. Jack’s got it in his head that anybody who plays electronic games is a sub-human and deserves no respect. If you give in to his demands once he will try again and again.


    Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

  44. Jack Wessels says:

    Yes, but it would have cost us the entertainment of the last minute flailings of this idiot man-child.

  45. Michael Brooks ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    WTF? Court documents are public record. Does he really expect a U.S. court to not know that?

  46. Anonymous says:

    The only thing I can really say is that this nonsense would have been avoided if you had simply told him where you got the documents. Yes, acknowledging him is usually the worst way to handle a troll, but it would have nipped this problem in the bud.

  47. shaoron says:

    scraping the bottom of the barrel…


    wait.. if he keeps on scrapping the bottom of the barrell… won’t he eventually thin it out and fall thru it?

    and assuming said barrel is hanged over sparta’s pit of death, doesn’t that mean he ends up killing himself?

  48. Bustin says:

    we’ll this isn’t really surprising. i seem to recall wacky jack threatening gamepolitics with a lawsuit in the recent past because of one of the recent postings about him. as usual all bark and no bite for jacky. i feel sorry for the poor fool, his own actions have ruined his career and all he can do now is flail around acting like an jackass in a vain attempt to save his already doomed hide.

  49. BaronJuJu says:

    The last final, desperate attempts at staving off his punishment. Be a man JT a take the punishment like one, not throwing together wild conspiracy theories in hopes to delay the inevitable.

    Thanks to Dennis for all of the coverage on this story throughout the year(s). You’re gonna need a vacation after all of this!

  50. Austin_Lewis ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Jack Thompson, your ‘career’ is over. You’re done, which really doesn’t make any diference, seeing as you didn’t actually do anything worthwhile anyway.

    Hope your wife enjoys supporting your jackass; you’ll find that fox news doesn’t care to have you talk when you’re a DISBARRED LAWYER! LOLOLOLOLOL!


  51. David D. ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Oh, that Captain Crazypants.

    If what he says is true (I know, I know, I know, just saying), no one should be threatening either him or his son–they’ll be miserable enough over the coming years enduring the infamy that JT has brought on himself.

    I do like the idea of the Canadian edition of his book though!

  52. Sign Ninja says:

    Wow…..I didn’t think he could get dumber and he’s gone and proven me wrong. Congrats Mister Thompson you are now officially nominated for Biggest Douche in the Universe.

  53. DavCube ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    "Moreover, he is an attorney. He should understand that these are public records."

    See this, Mr. Thompson? Read it. It’s something you should have learned in Vanderbilt.

  54. shaoron says:

    this may not be the best place to say this but…

    can the readers of GP in florida give JT a rick-rollin 😀 :p

    kinda like how anon did on scientology… hehe

  55. Adam ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Is it just me or does Jack seem like a huge Narsisist? I am so glad we’re almost rid of him. Then again this probably isn’t the last we’ll hear from him. He won’t be a lawyer anymore, but I just have a feeling we haven’t heard the last of him. Call it a hunch

  56. Paul says:

    What an asshole, i can’t beleive this man considers himself a professional

    at what point does the think dennis had a full frontal lobotomy. If dennis did (and its an amazing stretch) get illegal documents, Jack, HE’S NOT GOING TO PUT THEM ON THE WEB FOR EVERYONE TO SEE.

    Fool. My only worry is that, if he is disbarred, and he has no more professional guidelines to rein him in, that he will harress dennis.

  57. PHOENIXZERO says:

    Never know, CNN might be looking for someone too, maybe a co-host for Nancy Grace.


  58. blackwell says:

    At this point two particular texts come to mind when I think about Jack Thompson’s fate:

    1) "Roll over and take it like a man," from the Super Duper Dildo song by Kevin Bloody Wilson.

    2) "There is something fascinating watching and hearing somebody who is obviously useless but believes for whatever reason that they’re incredible. I find it addictive." Simon Cowell, American Idol judge.

  59. jccalhoun says:

    The sad part of all this is that he still doesn’t seem to understand or believe that he has done anything wrong.  He still thinks he is perfectly justified in acting the way he does.  One would think that after all of these groups have come out against him and tried to distance themselves from him he would reconsider his approach if not his goal. 

  60. JackDon'tKnowJack says:

    Hypertechnically, that’s incorrect. Once the Supremes issue their ruling on Judge Tunis’ recommendation, that ruling’s binding on Jack and it’s his burden to obtain a ruling that says otherwise. For example, if Judge Tunis recommends he be disbarred and the Supremes rule in agreement, then technically he’s disbarred as of that moment and remains disbarred until the Supremes reverse themselves or some other court, such as a federal court, reverse the Supremes. He can appeal all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court if he so chooses, but he’ll still be a disbarred attorney all along that way. 

  61. JackDon'tKnowJack says:

    It’s been my observation that, generally, as long as there’s support in the record for the recommendation of the Referee, the Supremes are more than happy to rubber stamp those recommendations. As it’s also been my observaion that, upon a finding of guilt, rarely does a Referee deviate to far afield from the sanction that Bar Counsel seeks.

  62. Violet Son says:

    He’s been aiming at martyrdom for awhile now.  I think JT regards disbarrment as an honourable channel for semi-retirement. 

    Q:  Where does a retiree go if he already lives in Florida?

    A: Fox news. 

    See you soon, Mr. Thompson.

  63. GRIZZAM PRIME says:

    Yeah, there is still a somewhat long road ahead. You never know what might happen.


    -GRIZZAM PRIME(c)is property of the U.S. Marine Corp. Wetworks Dept., and also The Incredible Hulk-GRIZZAM PRIME is not to be associated with GRIZZAM 512 or any other GRIZZAM entity under penalty of law, so sayith ZARATHOS.

  64. Gray-17 says:

    Technically nothing’s said and done until Jack’s final appeal fails. Wheels of Justice, slow grinding, etc. Still, people are likely to keep rejoycing every time the hammer falls and pounds another nail into the coffin Jack’s career is in.

  65. Brainswarm says:

    How dare you taint the words of the great Adam Savage by attributing them to that half-wit soon-to-be-ex-lawyer.  I actually wanted to use that as the motto on my XBox Live account, but there wasn’t enough space.

  66. Anonymous says:

    You’re assuming, of course, that Jack actually shows up and makes any arguments. Even if he does show up, chances are slim he’ll make any arguments in his defense.

    But I’ll also point out that even if the most honorable Judge Tunis recommends disbarrment, it doesn’t mean much of anything. Until the Supremes weigh in, it’s only a recommendation. I guess it’s about equal to a DA wanting the guilty party to be imprisoned for life. It’s only that person’s desire. A final ruling still has to be made, and it could be otherwise.

    Of course, in this instance, disbarrment seems more and more likely the more often Jack makes a filing/post.

    I assume that in the sentencing phase, judges are allowed/implied more leeway to take into account facts not presented in the trial, such as the defendant’s actions during said trial/hearing. So Jack’s blatant attempts to forestall his downfall and obfuscate with meritless accusations and motions can be taken into account. I could be wrong, but since the judges are human, they can’t do otherwise, even if they’re not supposed to.

  67. GRIZZAM PRIME says:

    That’s how the story always goes. Moron bitches about a non-existent threat, moron gets disbarred, non-existent threat wins.

    -GRIZZAM PRIME(c)is property of the U.S. Marine Corp. Wetworks Dept., and also The Incredible Hulk-GRIZZAM PRIME is not to be associated with GRIZZAM 512 or any other GRIZZAM entity under penalty of law, so sayith ZARATHOS.

  68. JackDon'tKnowJack says:

    Plus, anything she may orally state from the bench tomorrow isn’t technically binding — on her or anybody else. What really counts is her written Report and Recommendations to the Supremes. And that’s not due until September.

  69. JackDon'tKnowJack says:

    I hate to splash cold water on dogs in heat but, just so no one gets their hopes up too high, I’m doubtful that Judge Tunis will declare at tomorrow’s hearing exactly what sanction she’s going to recommend Jack receive. The purpose of the hearing is so the evidence and arguments of both sides (the Bar and Thompson) as to the appropriate sanction can be presented and heard. Judges usually like to take at least a little time after a hearing before issuing a decision so as to at least create the appearance of careful consideration of the evidence and arguments which were presented.  If they don’t and, instead, render a decision immediately after the hearing, they kinda begin to look like they had made their minds up beforehand. But there’s no rule that says they can’t render a decision immediately after the hearing, so maybe Judge Tunis will do just that. But I doubt it. 

  70. Gabriel Celesta says:

    You know what, people? There’s this morning show I listen to on the radio, and one of the guys said a little something about someone. Well, I think that quote could apply towards Jack Thompson as well. the quote I speak of is this…

    "God made a moron."

  71. Jack Hollow says:

    You’ll comment on a story that has nothing to do with your dumb ass, but in a story where you can post something to defend your stupidity, you say nothing. You’re just reading what we post about your idiocy. Off to the gollows with you Jackie boy. Time to be hanged. Figuretively speaking of course.

    By the by, I just wanna point this out to you. In the years you’ve fought to practically get rid of gaming (though you claim you just wanna limit who gets games. But don’t bullshit us jack ass), your fight with the industry concludes with your ass getting disbarred tomorrow. If you would’ve just left it alone, something that doesn’t even concern you, you’d probably still have a job tomorrow. If you would’ve chosen some other thing to get up peoples asses about instead of video games, you wouldn’t been found guilty of so many misconduct charges, because there wouldn’t of been any GTA and Bully trials for you to be a complete dumbass in.

    Here’s one thing you can partialy blame video games on Jackie boy, the loss of your job. Gaming wins, you fail.

  72. Anonymous says:

    I sure don’t remember any posts about a "Canadian edition."

    That is ok, nether does Jack remember writing it!  Old age will do that to you, and Jack has been having trouble remembering things –like how to be a lawyer– for quite some time now…

  73. cullarn says:

    to the contrary make sure not only that the door hits you on the way out but that someone puts it on youtube!

  74. 2dLt Josh Martz, USAF says:

    Wow. Absolutely pathetic, Jack. Here, I think you missed a straw. Reach up here and try to get it!  All of my fellow gamers and I that are serving in the military are waiting for you to finally meet the end of your "career."  I like to think that we are protecting the freedoms and our way of life when we fight, and fortunately, that includes our excellent judicial system.  And God willing, we’ll get to see the system work tomorrow.

    Please don’t let the door hit you on the way out.


  75. Ace says:

    Jack, it’s not a "conspiracy against you" if everyone agrees with it.

    That’d be democracy. *zing*

  76. MonkeyPeaches ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Jack Thompson’s Motto, "I reject your reality and substitute my own."

  77. Rodrigo Ybáñez García says:

    You won´t recieve any other birthday gift for the rest of you life :lol

    Anyway, I expect too Gamepolitics will be down a big part of the day, sadly. I hope Joystik or another game site cover the big day tomorrow.


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  78. GRIZZAM PRIME says:

    Happy Birthday!

    -GRIZZAM PRIME(c)is property of the U.S. Marine Corp. Wetworks Dept., and also The Incredible Hulk-GRIZZAM PRIME is not to be associated with GRIZZAM 512 or any other GRIZZAM entity under penalty of law, so sayith ZARATHOS.

  79. Damanuhk says:

    First off, this is a great birthday present.

    Second, if Jack really signs his comments with Jack Thompson, Laywer. He’ll need to change his business cards and all of those posts to "Jack Thompson, Unemployed"

    Third, expect the GP site to explode from all the traffic tomorrow.

    Finally, I wish someone would make a slide scrolling flash game called "God Warrior" with a lawer who has to dodge bar complaints while trying to fight imaginary enemies. That would be epic.

  80. PHOENIXZERO says:

    He had alot to say.
    He had alot of nothing to say.
    We’ll miss him.
    Were gonna miss him


    For some reason "Eulogy" by Tool came to mind while reading this.

  81. Ken ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Why would we want to kill Jack when he’s going to hang himself anyway? As for his son, they want to make sure he doesn’t become a lunatic like his father when he’s older.

  82. HarmlessBunny says:

    Remember, Jacko is recommended guilty of lying on multiple counts 🙂   For him to stop spreading bullshit, would require god to directly intervene….or the bugger drops dead. I recall no Canadian edition myself, and I am in Canada 😛

    This further encourages me that just futher ignore any claim that Jack spouts out, and just continue to laugh at his failed attempts instead. One could only hope he learns a valuable lesson from all of this, and tell his son the importance of truth and honesty in today’s society.

  83. jccalhoun says:

    While I remember lots of bad reviews for Jackos book I sure don’t remember any posts about a “Canadian edition.” That’s a new one!

  84. Anonymous says:

    completely off topic, did someone mention chewbacca?

    Lest we forget, Chewbacca practiced acts of mutilation and rehearsed tactical manoeveurs on a holographic videogame sysytem installed upon the millenium falcon. These virtual depictions of orgasmic debauchery desensitised him to the extent that killing and dismemberment became a casual act for him…he embarked on many killing sprees, and is not a very good role model.

  85. Anonymous says:

    I think someone in the forums pointed out someone "prank calling" JT recently…

    But still, it isn’t like GP is the only site with people who have a problem with him, and chose such childish harassment out of their own free will.

    Finally, not like you can’t escape it nor am I avocating it, but one who has posted & said such vile stuff along with knowingly posting their personal info on the internet doesn’t get mcuh sympathy from me.  While there have been other figures people here and elsewhere have had issues with, for the most part we showed them the same respect they showed us.

    What a funny concept, treat others how you want to be treated, and get treated the same….  And is just as funny as someone claiming to debate the "video game" issues, while ignoring the other side’s points and questions.

  86. JackDon'tKnowJack says:

    Being disbarred in State A makes it a 99.999% possibility that you ain’t getting barred in States B through Z.

  87. cullarn says:

    after he gets disbarred in florida if he does go to another state and try and get admitted his "exam" will most likely be map of the building with a path marked to the door

  88. Jack Wessels says:

    Yeah, and in blaming everyone else, didn’t he just perjure himself? There were no "leaked" documents. I guess you could call it ignorance, but I honestly think an attorney not knowing that public records are open to the public is less likely. Even if said lawyer is Thompson.

    "I solemnly swear, under penalty of perjury, that the foregoing facts are true, correct, and complete, so help me God."

  89. Chadius says:

    Joke Thompson’s in "Blame everyone else" mode again…


    You reap what you sow, JT.

  90. Ryno ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Not only does he have to pass the bar exams, somehow, and even if Jesus himself is helping that’s not a given, but the state(s) in question will take not that he was disbarred in Florida for gross ethical violations.

    I don’t know if they’ll consider that before or after he sits the exams, and it probably varies by state. They could possibly just deny him outright. Also, AFAIK, in at least some states there is no limit to the number of times once can attempt to pass the bar, so he could also be attempting it for years to come.

  91. Anonymous says:

    He would be allowed to apply for a license in another state but he would have to resit all the exams first. The fact that he doesn’t even know the documents GP have are part of public record suggest he doesn’t have a hope in hell of passing the tests.

  92. JackDon'tKnowJack says:

    Fahlbush is an attorney in the Florida Attorney General’s Office. The A.G.’s Office is responsible for defending judges who have been sued as a result of performing their judicial duties. Fahlbush is assigned to defend Judge Tunis in the lawsuit Jack’s brought against her. 

  93. Eville1NSI ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    And I can’t help but notice the closing of the document either.  Served upon counsel for defendant Mr Fahlbush? Who the hell is Fahlbush again and what does he have to do with this? Is John Bruce representing someone else and using that poor persons case to continue his own??????

  94. Loudspeaker says:

    Like it’s 1999.

    "Volume helps to get a point across but sharp teeth are better."

  95. TheEdge says:

    I almost can’t wait till tomorrow.

    Your time is coming Jack…..just wait……especially how you attacked us on the Memorial Day story GP posted…That really pissed me off.

    Should we party if he gets disbarred?

  96. Kamendae ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    To quote the immortal Jiminy Cricket…


    "You buttered your bread, now sleep in it!"

  97. GRIZZAM PRIME says:

    Okay, I’m a little rusty when it comes to law, so I wanted to ask: If JT gets disbarred, can he practice law in another state? Or is he completely ‘f’ed in the ‘a’?


    -GRIZZAM PRIME(c)is property of the U.S. Marine Corp. Wetworks Dept., and also The Incredible Hulk-GRIZZAM PRIME is not to be associated with GRIZZAM 512 or any other GRIZZAM entity under penalty of law, so sayith ZARATHOS.

  98. Saladin ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Jack Thompson – EX-Lawyer.

    Gotta nice ring to it. It could really happen tomorrow too. Hell, even Jack believes it at this point. Has the long journey to this point has been fun Jack? It’s been a laugh for the gamers, that’s for sure. I’m gonna miss your ridiculous conspiracy theories and misinformation about gamers in general. Not that you won’t be able to do that stuff anymore, just in the official capacity of a practicing lawyer.

    I’ll give you this much Jack, you TRIED to stop the trial and sling mud at Judge Tunis any way you possibly could. You failed but again, you tried. I’m gonna seriously miss those insane court filings where you talk about yourself in the third person. That was always worth a chuckle.

  99. AgnostoTheo says:

    I can’t wait. 😀 When the ruling comes down, I’m gonna shoot off fireworks. *grin* allready bought ’em too. I realize Jack will fight tooth and nail to get his lisence back, but in the time he’s doing that, he’ll have to find some OTHER lawyer to file his lawsuits. And there’s no one that insane.

    Life begins and ends with Choice. Anything in your life that unlawfully or immorally steals Choice from you should be excised immediately, totally, and destroyed utterly.

  100. Dog Welder says:

    Yes, Thompson is an attorney and he "should" know these things are a matter of public record, but an attorney should also have a clue about court procedures, citing relevant cases in filings to back up your arguments, not slandering your legal opponents and judges, and what the First Amendment actually entails.  Thompson has never displayed any working knowledge of any of these things.

  101. Christian says:

    All he is doing is trying to take people down with him. Appearently nobody is buying what crap is coming out of his mouth or fax machine in this matter. Lets just wait and he will shut up after being disbarred, discreadied and dumbstruck.  After his disbarrment the internet will be a buzzed with jokes, you-tube videos making fun of him and probably flash games showing him what a GIANT idiot is was and will always be.

  102. Zerodash.. ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    All lawyers should know that court documents are public record.  However, JT did file gay porn with a court- seeming oblivious to this basic fact of practicing law.  After the shitstorm that caused, you would think he would have learned.

    Apparently, he still can’t grasp a BASIC understanding of law…

    BTW, this whole disbarrment thing is going to go on for a long time. Jack is sure to bombard courts, judges, lawyers, the media with all kinds of lawsuits, faxes, and general BS. 

    Never forget that this is no longer about videogames- Jack made the entire debate all about HIMSELF years ago.  What happens to him now won’t do anything to help or hinder the legality of games. 

    The only good thing about his disbarrment is that a bad person is finally getting punished for being a lying asshole.  That happens very rarely in life…

  103. Anonymous says:

    Apparently, he still can’t grasp a BASIC understanding of law…

    I still love it, he is pretty much handing them even more evidence that he is not qualified to be a lawyer.

  104. NovaBlack. ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    The more important thing about the ‘harrassment’ through this site has got to be this:

    How can it be harrassment , if you voluntarily switch on a computer, load your internet browser, type http://www.Gamepolitics.com into the URL bar, select the story, and then click through to the comments.

    If you VOLUNTARILY do that, and then read negtive comments that you dont like, you know what you can do… umm how about NOT READING THEM. wow.. harrassment solved in 5 seconds. I should have my own agony aunt talk show.

  105. Jack Wessels says:

    This man has clearly lost it, providing he ever had "it" to begin with. I’m not sure if he means harrassment on this site or through email and phone calls. But if it is the former, which I suspect, I don’t think him trolling the site, posting a condescending, derogatory, and/or completely fucking delusional comment, then having negative comments in response can constitute harrassment.

    And if it’s the latter, I don’t see how this site, which as far as I know, has never posted his personal information (even though he’s posted his own a few times), could have possibly orchestrated his harrassment.

    I think he must have skipped physics class the day his teacher talked about cause and effect. He has yet to realize that his actions have very real consequences. It might also explain his misgivings about the whole "correlation vs. causation."

  106. DarkTetsuya says:

    "In a related story, the sun rose in the east this morning, and the earth continues to spin on its axis. And now here’s Ollie with the weather, Ollie?"


  107. Cattleprod says:

    Jack Thompson displaying ignorance of how the court system works? Truly a shocking turn of events.

  108. Anonymous says:

    It doesn’t really matter any more, the man has officially reduced himself to nothing more than white noise anyway.

    There’s a kind of strange morality lesson in there, a man who believed that Video games created manic-obsessive killers, against all evidence, to the point where he became manically obsessed with the idea and destroyed himself in the process.

    Becoming so convinced of something that you choose to reject reality is not a danger caused by computer games any more than it is a danger caused by wanting to destroy a video-game company, the danger is the obsession not the target, it’s kind of ironic that Thompson should become a role model to demonstrate exactly <i>why</i> people shouldn’t be focussing on computer games, and should be worrying more about obsessive compulsive behaviour traits, it can destroy careers, families and lives.

  109. Ares Draxus says:

    This is a case of someone needing to take personal responsibility for his life.  Instead of blaming games, gamers, game developers, music, musicians, news, activist judges, bloggers, and so forth and so on Thompson needs to take a good look at his own self-destructive behavior.

  110. Adamas Draconis says:

    Amazing. Utterly bloody fucking amazing! Sounds like JT’s last gasp, he finally realized he will face punishment for his actions and is trying every possible action he can conceive of to either delay, or take attention from the sanction hearing tomorrow. I have one word for Mr. Jack Thompson former Florida Attorney:   IDIOT!!!



    Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

  111. Trent ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Way to be an adult there JT. JT made his own bed, he needs to lay in it for a while.

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