DISBARRED!

September 25, 2008 -

In a four-page written order (download here), the Florida Supreme Court today affirmed a referee's recommendation to permanently disbar controversial Miami attorney Jack Thompson.

The action, which takes effect in 30 days, means that Thompson will no longer be licensed to practice law and may not apply for reinstatement. Ever.

In citing a litany of offenses, the Court noted Thompson's extensive pattern of misconduct and cited a "complete lack of remorse." The Court also quoted extensively from the June, 2008 report of Judge Dava Tunis, who served as referee at Thompson's November, 2007 trial on charges brought by the Florida Bar:

In her report, the referee states: Over a very extended period of time involving a number of totally unrelated cases and individuals, [r]espondent has demonstrated a pattern of conduct to strike out harshly, extensively, repeatedly and willfully to simply try to bring as much difficulty, distraction and anguish to those he considers in opposition to his causes.

 

He does not proceed within the guidelines of appropriate professional behavior, but rather uses other means available to intimidate, harass, or bring public disrepute to those whom he perceives oppose him.

Noting that "The Court concludes that the facts, as even more extensively detailed in the referee's report, support the referee's numerous recommendations as to guilt," the justices of the Florida Supreme Court affirmed Thompson's offenses as delineated by Judge Tunis.

Some of these include findings that Thompson made false statements and accusations, repeatedly harassed those he considered opponents, and, while falsely accusing others of "the criminal distribution of sexual materials to minors," himself attached pornography to court filings.

  • [Thompson] made false statements of material fact to courts and repeatedly violated a court order
  • [Thompson] communicated the subject of representation directly with clients of opposing counsel
  • [Thompson] engaged in prohibited ex parte communications
  • [Thompson] publicized and sent hundreds of pages of vitriolic and disparaging missives, letters, faxes, and press releases, to the affected individuals
  • [Thompson] targeted an individual who was not involved with respondent in any way, merely due to "the position [the individual] holds in state and national politics"
  • [Thompson]falsely, recklessly, and publicly accused a judge as being amenable to the "fixing" of cases
  • [Thompson] sent courts inappropriate and offensive sexual materials
  • [Thompson] falsely and publicly accused various attorneys and their clients of engaging in a
    conspiracy/enterprise involving "the criminal distribution of sexual materials to minors" and attempted to get prosecuting authorities to charge these attorneys and their clients for racketeering and extortion
  • [Thompson] harassed the former client of an attorney in an effort to get the client to use its influence to persuade the attorney to withdraw a defamation suit filed by the attorney against respondent
  • [Thompson] retaliated against attorneys who filed Bar complaints against him for his unethical conduct by asserting to their clients, government officials, politicians, the media, female lawyers in their law firm, employees, personal friends, acquaintances, and their wives, that the attorneys were criminal pornographers who objectify women.

The Court also upheld a fine of $43,675 against Thompson.

For his part, Thompson offered his standard-issue bluster, announcing his disbarment in an e-mail which carried the subject line "Now the Fun Begins." Thompson has also filed a request with the U.S. District Court for an emergency stay of the FLSC's order disbarring him.


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DISS-BARRED!

HAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!! YEEEEEAAAAAHHH!!!! WHAT HAVE YOU TO SAY NOW????

 

REJOICE, VIRTUAL HOOKERS AND HOOKER BEATERS! REJOICE, CYBORG MARINES! REJOICE, VIDEOGAME DEVELOPERS, PUBLISHERS, MERCHANTS, AND PLAYERS!!!!!

IT

IS

DONE!!!!!!!!!!

YOU HAVE FAILED JACK!! YOU LOSE!!!!

Asshole.

-Remember kids, personal responsibility is for losers! For information on games and psychology, look up: Jonathan Freedman(2002)Block & Crain(2007) Just to name a few...Oh, and SUCK IT JACK THOMPSON, YOU STUPID MUTHA FUCKA! YOU LOOOOOOOOSSSSSE!!!!!

Reality/////////////////////////////////////Fantasy. Seems like a pretty thick line to me...

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You forgot us sword-swinging monster burners.

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

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Hah! Game OVER, Jack!

Shadow Darkman and "Locnil Fignirf," Sane, Human Church-Goers, And Jack Is About To Burn

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I AM DOOMED TO HAUNT JACK THOMPSON'S DREAMS UNTIL HIS CRUSADE AGAINST VIDEO GAMES ENDS.



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now that JT got canned... does mean you're out of a job?

Jesus Jack Jones Thompson.... is dead... (funeral udruge, followed by Celebrate :D )

Jesus Jack Jones Thompson loves you, so kill for his amusement so we can get money for the new "People's Temple of Jesus Jack Jones Thompson"

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Nope! Gonna make a new account on November 26. The day after CTDS comes out.

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glad to see your still giving the enemies of video gaming in general a run for their money

Jesus Jack Jones Thompson.... is dead... (funeral udruge, followed by Celebrate :D )

Jesus Jack Jones Thompson loves you, so kill for his amusement so we can get money for the new "People's Temple of Jesus Jack Jones Thompson"

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Na na na na, Na na na na , Hey Hey Hey, Goodbye.

Now, there's something I wrote about Jack a few days ago.

GP: You summon and sue, summon and sue.
I fail to see the logic here.
Is sanity, the price to pay, for cultural crusades?

Jack: Gamers, they are both stubborn and foolish.
It takes them a journey through hell to accept and praise my god.
A fact that tickles the Florida bar's judgement.

GP members: Ah, and your judgement's a great deal of interest.
As they're here, to reclaim the peace that you startled.

Jack: MURDER SIMULATORS!!! That is what you seek.
And this is why I post on your site.

Florida Bar members: You will fumble in opposition of our pursuit of peace.

GP members: Though we encourage! For an opportunity to battle a being of such grand delusions as you, is a sweet fortune!

Now that he's disbarred...

GP: If you plan to pass the bar exam again in your next life, do your homework first.

FB: And the rest is silence.

P.S. Anyone recognise this?

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Devil may Cry 4, diaologe for the cutscenes before and after Dante's battle against Agnus

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That's exactly what I was refering about.

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I'm lead to believe this is a adaptaion of Hamlet. At least based on the FB line "And the rest is silence". That is part of one of Hamlet's lines. In fact, it's the last part of his final line.

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I think you're right it does sound like Hamlet, or Shakespeare at the very least.

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Let's sing: Na Na Na Na. Na Na Na Na. Hey Hey Hey, Goodbye. Or better yet: Hit the road, Jack. And don't cha come back no more, no more, no more no more. Hit the road Jack, and don't cha come back no more.

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I think we can arrange that...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8Tiz6INF7I

Yeah...yeah...we can arrange that.

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This is such a good day! It's about bloody time!

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Everyone, lets give Jack Thompson a farwell Hoo-ha!

 

Goodbye Jack Thompson

P.S. Hoo-ha!

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Let´s start with the gifs frenzy, lol:

Thompson Vs. Tunis endmatch.

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C-C-C-C-C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!

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That's more like an 27 ou of 31 hits ULTRA COMBO

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as will happen to all tyrants take notice you will be brought down!

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as of today, i retire my signtature, so with out further adue: JT's entire carrer summaized in one link, or rather a soundbyte: http://www.soundboard.com/sb/xcrib.aspx

Jesus Jack Jones Thompson told me to do it!

Jesus Jack Jones Thompson loves you, so kill for his amusement so we can get money for the new "People's Temple of Jesus Jack Jones Thompson"

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In celebration I'm passing out GTA4 to as many minors as I can find.

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HAHAHAHAHA!  Victory, it has such a pleasing bouquet.  Though the fun isn't completely over.  We still have to look forward to whatever failure of a reprisal that he has in mind for his "right where I want them".  That will also fail and his career won't go out with a bang, but a mumbling whimper.

 

Erik, Not an Attorney - and neither are you Jack.

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The next news article I expect to se involving him is him landing his ass in jail for impersonating a lawyer.

 

That said, I wish he coudl psot here still, now that hsi teeth have been taken away, I wanna see how he plans to regai nthem.

Of course he was priveledged to be a lawyer, he isn't entittled to it.

You abuse the power, you deserve to lose the power.

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I haven't felt this much like celebrating since I graduated high school ... in June.

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*does happy dance*

it's game over man! GAME OVER!

Psychos will always be psychos; they don’t need video games to help them. SCOTT RAMSOOMAIR, GameCore interview, Mar. 7, 2005

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The war is over for now and peace has been restored.  But those who sacrificed themselves for the victory will never return.

Exhausted, X gazes at the destruction he helped cause and wonders why he chose to fight.  Was there another way?

Standing on the cliff, the answers seem to escape him.  He only knows that he'll fight the Mavericks again before he finds his answer.

How long will he keep on fighting?  How long will his pain last?  Maybe only the X-Buster on his hand knows for sure...

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30 days be damned, the tyrant is at long last beheaded.  He has met the fate of all bullies.  Whether he was relevant or not will be debated for... weeks, I suppose, but what matters is that the board is now swept clean so the /real/ players can now step forth.  And as this generation gives way to the next, the future looks ever brighter for our kind.

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"They were retarded hairless pink bunnies, all of them. Except Shigeru Myamoto and... well, the good ones were just too /rare/ to be worth bothering about." - Mason Hornblower on the extinction of the human race

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Treat me nice, or you may end up in my next novel.

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To paraphrase a quote from Star Wars: Episode IV, "This will be a day long remembered.  It has seen the end of Thompson.  It will soon see the end of the Bush Adminstration!" 

I'm going to uncork that bottle of wine I've had chilling for the last few years.  I'm also going to see about ordering that spaghetti pizza I've always wanted this weekend.  In honor of the occasion, I will herewith refer to it as a "Thompson Special!"

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Also, the 30 days is just so he can close up any other business he's currently involved in. See: telling his non-existant clients to go away.

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Also, the 30 days is just so he can close up any other business he's currently involved in. See: telling his non-existant clients to go away.

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So which day should we make the holiday? Today or October 25th?

I feel this should be remembered for days to come.

E. Zachary Knight
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It should be!  Personally, I vote for today, September 25 as the holiday.  Man, I plan to get into all sorts of debauchery this weekend just to spite him!

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Uhh, guys? I hate to be the cloud on this bright, sunny day, but the beast is not gone. His handlers may have ripped his canines out, but that doesn't mean he can't bite. Now that he doesn't have his law career to hold him back and take up his time, won't he have more time to spread the anti-video game message like some fanatic traveling preacher? Like the antithesis of Jesus--

Hoh, crap. I just realized something: he has the potential to be the AntiChrist! XD

Game on, brothers and sisters.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither." -- Ben Franklin Game on, brothers and sisters.

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He will have more time to waste on his anti-game crusade, but you're forgetting how he runs his crusade. Jack spends most of his time harassing and slandering people. Now that he isn't a lawyer, he's a lot easier to hit with lawsuits. Being a lawyer gave him a little bit of space to annoy people; without his title he's open to all sorts of restraining orders and defamation lawsuits. If anyone gets a restraining order against Jack, Jack will probably break it within a week, leading to fines or jail time. He'll either end up as another crazy homeless man or someone's loveslave. Either way, he's out of the picture and completely discreditted.

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"Now that he doesn't have his law career to hold him back and take up his time"

You make it sound as if he had a law career to begin with.

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I sincerely doubt it.  Look at it this way, he can bite, sure.  But at worst he can only gum us. 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwnqqj5Q1BU

Cause this song's chorus just says it all...

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Good one, here's one I think to be appropriate.

http://youlose.ytmnd.com/

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So..... will he still show up on Fox news as an Expert, and if so, can we call in to that show to remind him that he was disbarred? >:-)

 

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Thompson's not going anywhere, folks. Granted, he's been nicely punished. But he can still harass people galore with press statements and torrents of phone calls.

And I'm no lawyer, but I'm pretty sure he's still allowed to sue people pro se as well.

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However, now because he isn't a lawyer anymore his harrasment is exactly that, and people can file restraining orders on him that can result is harsh fines and even jail time if he violates them.

 

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Na Na Na Na, Na Na Na Na, Oh Hell Yeah, Goodbye

October 25th can't come fast enough. Jack Thompson, you lost your license because you refused to practice what you preached about growing up and getting a life. Deep down, you know you only have yourself to blame for it.

Now is this a great country, or what? Yes, it is, since Justice, Freedom, and the Real America prevailed over an assclown named Jack Thompson.

-Back in Black from a forced hiatus by Hurricane Gustav.

Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Pelicans. Solidarity for the Saints = No retreat, no surrender. 2013 = Saints' revenge on the NFL. Even through the darkest days, this fire burns always.

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That's my Birthday!

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Happy Birthday to you, too, Mattie!

Game on, brothers and sisters.

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Hmm I'm getting both an early AND a late birthday present myself. My birthday's just over a week before he has to offically close and lock his doors. So I'm having 2 celebrations! And BTW HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY MATTIE!

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

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Ok September 25, 2008 who had september 25, 2008? Anybody?

Well it doesn't matter. Thompson is now disbarred, and he can't practice law.

Huzzah. Woo!

Eat it Thompson.

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It is a day for celebration! I'm taking my whole family out for drinks and Mario Kart DS at the bar! Woo!

-I apologize-

-I apologize-

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Forty grand?!  No wonder he's still putting "Attorney" after his name -- he can't afford to order new business cards! ;D

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I've waited so long to be able to say this, but... Matthew, not an attorney and you're not either

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Never before has my schadenfreude been derived from someone so deserving.  Now that it has been proven in court, he can't very well threaten us with libel when we call him a liar (not that his earlier threats had any merit anyways).

Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out, Jack - I don't want ass-smudges on my new door!

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This is the best news I've heard all week.  And that is saying something since Megaman 9 came out this week =)

 
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