The Florida Bar’s motion to disbar Jack Thompson for a decade wasn’t the only bad news the 56-year-old anti-game activist received this week.
On Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Joan Lenard dismissed – with prejudice – a federal lawsuit filed by Thompson in March, alleging that the Florida Supreme Court had unconstitutionally barred him from representing himself before that body.
Readers may recall that Florida’s high court sanctioned Thompson for, among other things, including pornographic pictures in a court filing and styling another motion as a children’s picture book for adults.
The dismissal with prejudice means that Thompson can bring no further federal action on the claim.
Although the suit against the Florida Supreme Court is now a dead issue, Thompson has two additional federal suits pending in South Florida. One, against the Florida Bar, was placed on hold by Thompson recently, pending the state-level resolution of his Bar issues. Another, filed late last month against the State of Florida, deals with Thompson’s contention that the legal status of Bar trial referee Judge Dava Tunis is invalid due to a clerk’s apparent forging of her signature on a loyalty oath.
Read U.S. District Court Judge Joan Lenard’s decision here.