Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

Jack Thompson is hoping that the United States Supreme Court will consider his appeal of the Florida Supreme Court ruling that disbarred him for life.

In mid-December the anti-game attorney requested from the U.S. Superme Court an extension of a Christmas Eve deadline in which to file what is known as a petition for a writ of certiorari.

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has granted Thompson’s request, meaning that the embattled anti-game violence advocate will have until February 18th to petition for cert with the Supreme Court.

While the extension is a positive development for Thompson, he nonetheless faces an uphill struggle. According to its website, the Supreme Court receives petitions to consider about 10,000 cases per year. Only about 100 of those will be granted a hearing.

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  1. 0
    Shadow D. Darkman says:

    I had something to say about Keddren, but I decided not to say it b/c I would incite Murphy’s Law and then we’d have to deal with both him and you Trolling us when it’s bad enough with just you Trolling us.


    "Game on, brothers and sisters." -Leet Gamer Jargon

  2. 0
    Gabriel Celesta says:

    I’m sure you see JT in everyone you disagree with.

    No I do not. Quite frankly, I see a shred of Jack Thompson only in you. You see, unlike most people I might not agree with…

    1) You and Jack have this "holier-than-thou" attitude.

    2) You and Jack tend to spout off insults at people you disagree with.

    3) You and Jack refuse to shut up.

    Please, Derovius, I hope you take this into consideration…

  3. 0
    Derovius says:

     As an engineer, I find this use of the sacred M.L. as pathetic at best. Exactly what problem do you have for which the worst possible outcome has been realized? Do tell?

  4. 0
    Derovius says:

     I can see how someone like you would get confused, I’m sure you see JT in everyone you disagree with. Something about psychologically pairing that which you don’t like to new experiences; such as being afraid of a spider you’ve never seen simply because of a bad experience with a spider in a previous experience.

     As amusing as you are when you do this, it shows a lack of comprehension. And thats simply unacceptable.

  5. 0
    Shadow D. Darkman says:

    God-fucking-dammit, another one Trolled by Deovirus. And I dare not speak of the other Resident Troll (not JT) for fear of inciting Murphy’s Law.


    "Game on, brothers and sisters." -Leet Gamer Jargon

  6. 0
    Derovius says:

    I wasn’t replying to Shadow, I was replying to Alevan for suggesting that backing some kid upside the head is funny. As I said in my last reply to you, which you evidently failed to read, ones buttocks are more situated aside ones head. Please send pictures should you have evidence of the contrary.

  7. 0
    Krono says:

    Yet when Alevan mentions spanking, then responds to Shadow with a colloquialism that in context would read best as "discipline strongly", you immediately start screaming "child abuse!"

    Face it, you’re just a liberal pansy that’s horrified by the very concept of discipline more severe than a short "time out", and thinks that parents should be their childrens best friend rather than their children’s parent.


  8. 0
    Derovius says:

     See above, I already told you I could care less about children being spanked. There is a difference between the threat of hand-to-ass interaction and beating your kids. Quite frankly, if people spanked their children more people like Shadow and Alevan would learn their place.

  9. 0
    Derovius says:

     I have quarrel with anyone stupid enough to back John Bruce and/or Shadow. All this liberal pansying around makes me sick to my stomach. "Oh, you’re annoying quirks are special and we all love you for it". Fuck that I say.

  10. 0
    Derovius says:

     You’ve finally made use of yourself, albeit accidentally. We are seeing Alevan’s true colours tanks to your sad attempt at levity, and there is much rejoycing.

  11. 0
    Shadow D. Darkman says:

    Sorry, Amy. I shouldn’t have said that. Now you’re dealing with Deovirus, one of our member Trolls.


    "Game on, brothers and sisters." -Leet Gamer Jargon

  12. 0
    Gabriel Celesta says:

    Jack Thompson once came here and demanded our personal information. Jack Thompson once came here and suggested that we all get the death penalty. How would you feel if you had a child that acted that way?

  13. 0
    Derovius says:

     I work with what you give me: you just stated that if you had a child whose behaviour you did not agree with that you would hit them until they stopped. How is this not child abuse? Oh wait, this is only for John Bruce, he is perfectly alright to assault in a child-like form.


  14. 0
    Alevan says:

    Excuse me?

    I was just joking around there. I can take your BS any time but now you’ve gone way too far. That was totally uncalled for, whether you were serious or not, to even hint at such a thing.

    I would never hurt, hit or do anything harmful to my nephew in any sort of way. But then again, all you ever do is sit there, and reply negative attacks to people you got a stink for in order to make yourself feel better.

    Amy Levandoski

  15. 0
    Mr. Stodern says:

    I would really like to see Jacky Boy get wacked for lying to the Supreme Court in his filings. One night in prison, and he will finally abandon his "crusade".

  16. 0
    Alevan says:

    I disowned him. >.>

    In all seriousness though, if I ever had a kid that ended up like that? He’s following his own path, cool, but to act the way he does… I’d have to hit him upside the head. It makes me all the more determined to make sure my nephew doesn’t end up that way.

    Amy Levandoski

  17. 0
    Shadow D. Darkman says:

    What happened to being his mother, Amy? That gave me some 1u1z.


    "Game on, brothers and sisters." -Leet Gamer Jargon

  18. 0
    Krono says:

    as if he hasn’t pissed on graves himself.

    Actually I’m fairly sure pissing on graves would be a step up for Thompson. He doesn’t usually wait for corpses to be in the ground before he starts urinating.


  19. 0
    Alevan says:

    … and this is why all the important issues that require the Supreme Court never get in for months at a time. It is because of idiots like Jack Thompson that fill it up with this useless BS.

    All they need to do is look at all the evidence stacked up against Jack Thompson and, bam, he’d never get it over turned. That man needs to admit his own mistakes and just -retire- already.

    That, or he needs to be grounded from the internet. That Jacky needs a spankin’!

    … wait. Nevermind. I take it back.

    Amy Levandoski

  20. 0
    Shadow D. Darkman says:

    I’d come with if I could. I wanna see Jack get his due at long last.


    "Game on, brothers and sisters." -Leet Gamer Jargon

  21. 0
    Shadow D. Darkman says:

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    *facepalm* Dammit. T.O.S. got on my laptop again.


    "Game on, brothers and sisters." -Leet Gamer Jargon

  22. 0
    Ghost Coins says:

    The response at 11:01am pretty much sums it all up in a nice package:

    By standing order of the Florida Supreme Court, no filings of Mr. Thompson are to entered on me unless the filing is made upon the signature of an attorney both admitted to practice in the State of Florida and in good standing with the Florida Bar. Mr. Thompson’s Motion to Vacate was not, as required by this order, signed by an attorney both admitted to practice in the State of Florida and in good standing with the Florida Bar.

    I do love the sounds of a solid backhand-bitchslap combo in the morning.  I wonder if filing his case after being told that he needed another attorney to sign off on it is contempt of court worthy.  Furthermore, I would think the SCotUS is going to take one look at this and, if they need a laugh or nine, simply listen to it, and then tell Mr. Thompson to go home and listen to the nice people from the Flordia Supreme Court.  I wonder what kind of picture book he would put together for the SCotUS…I would have to place bets on at least five pictures of nazi memorabilia and propaganda.

    To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful. Edward R. Murrow

  23. 0
    Titantim says:

    Lets take a look as the measure of what the supreme court has to deal with.

    Roe vs. Wade, yah thats pretty a pretty heavy topic.

    Dink attorney vs. Florida Bar, I guess its pretty epic, but not in the right reasons.

    You’re wasting their time bruce. 

    If you want to be a martyr, you have to accept your fate. Jesus didn’t bitch and whine.

  24. 0
    Wolvenmoon says:

    Justice 1 : Okay, it’s been a long morning, how’s about a break, Mr.Thompson, do you have an objection to this?

    Thompson : No.

    Justice 2 : Alright! 

    Justice 3: *Walks in, carrying a bundle of laptops and 360s*

    Justice 4 : Alright Jack, are you a PC or xbox gamer? PCs are going to play a 32 player call of duty 4 deathmatch with the heads of the FBI, xboxes are doing Bully scholarship edition time trials.



    Justice 5 : So that’s why they call him "Ja—

    Justice 4 : Don’t say it.

  25. 0
    mootyslayer says:

    Even if he gets a chance to try to fight it he will somehow screw it up by faxing or emailing the hell out of them. Then send them picture books with gay porn in it and then blame it all on the video game companies who control the supreme court.

  26. 0
    nightwng2000 says:

    :: Yawn ::

    It should be noted that this isn’t a decision on a Motion.

    Only a request to extend the time to file the Motion.

    For those that recall, the Traitor John Bruce tried to help free a rapist just to discredit the Florida Bar in an effort to save his dishonorable, unethical career.

    That same Gorman, having failed his attempts at the State level, ALSO filed the same type of request with SCOTUS… and failed.

    Irony will be beautiful when SCOTUS turns down both the rapist the Traitor John Bruce supported AND the Tratitor John Bruce for the same Motion.


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  27. 0
    Darmoth says:

    Well, IANAL, but isn’t it perjury to knowingly submit false statements or lie to the Supreme Court? Of course that may be the case if they decided to hear him out… But when your whole ‘case’ is built upon lies, I wouldn’t be caught dead around a courthouse, let alone the SCOTUS.

  28. 0
    nighstalker160 says:

    I actually hope he’s granted cert. It would be awesome if he wanted to argue his case to the Court himself.

    1) He’d have to be admitted to argue before the Supreme Court

    But can you imagine Jack arguing to the Supreme Court of the United States?

    They never actually let you finish a sentence, you get hammered left and right.

    I would so take the drive up to D.C. to watch THOSE oral arguments.


  29. 0
    HarmlessBunny says:

    Wow he is knee-deep in lies on his letter to the Supreme Court. I wonder if he realized that willfully lying to the Surpreme Court is a federal offense that can be punishable by several years in prison?

  30. 0
    hellfire7885 says:

    And if they don’t rule in his favor, he’ll pull the same card sayign they’re pissing on his father’s grave or some crap, as if he hasn’t pissed on graves himself.

  31. 0
    hellfire7885 says:

    Of course he fails to mention that he voluntarily walked out of his own trial effectively forfeiting his right to defend, not that he was even defending hismelf already, with how hard he was working to, and failing to, make the other side look bad.

  32. 0
    JDKJ says:

    Can’t say I blame him. If my life was a long series of "Denied,"  "Denied," "Denied," "Denied," when I got to the rare "Granted," I’d be a-whoop-tee-dooing, too.

  33. 0
    GoodRobotUs says:

    Cool, now he can lose on an even bigger scale! 😀


    Just goes to show though doesn’t it, getting a deadline extended is now a Jack Thompson Victory to him…

  34. 0
    Neeneko says:

    Given some of the corruption (and conceptual) problems the Florida Bar has,  I could actually see this making up to the Supream Court, the Court deciding that yes the Bar has issues and is in trouble but JT is still disbarred because he had his own screw ups.

    JT seems obsessed with the idea that if he can just prove someone else is worse then he is it justifies his own actions.

  35. 0
    black manta says:

    Yeah, pretty much standard-issue JT rhetoric there.  Like I keep saying, it’s like he keeps playing the same old record over and over again so much that it’s scratched and keeps skipping.  I swear it’s like he’s got a pre-recorded spiel backed-up in his head somewhere comprised of the talking points he brings up in every interview and speech that he does.  There may be a few new tracks on it now, but it’s still the same: "Waaah!  I’m being persecuted!"  Wasn’t this the same guy who a few days ago though said that since he was a Christian, he considers persecution a blessing and in fact relished it?  Gee, Jack, which way do you want it?

    Oh yeah and as Dennis points out, just because SCOTUS allowed you to file it still doesn’t mean you’ll get anywhere.  As they say, "Good luck with all of that!"  The California video game law is also on appeal before them and chances are they’re more likely to hear that case than yours, and the odds of them ever hearing that one are slim.  Hell, Fox’s dispute with Warner Bros. over the Watchmen movie has more merit than your case.  Dava took her sweet time reviewing everything to make sure her ruling was airtight, and your own conduct in the trial helped see to that.  She nailed your coffin but good.  Accept that.  To use another quote, "You get nothing!  You lose!  Good day, sir!"

  36. 0
    Attack_Gypsy says:

    Jack got the extension for one reason. He mentioned the death of his father. SCOTUS is showing common compassion like they often do in such things.

  37. 0
    Shoehorn Oplenty says:

    As usual, his letter is full of (I assume unintentionally) hilarious statements.


    1.  Petitioner was prosecuted by The Florida Bar, at the behest of American entertainment companies, in retaliation for his appearance on the CBS Network’s 60 Minutes news program"

    Nope Jack, you were prosecuted at the behest of victims of your abusive and unprofessional behaviour, in retaliation for your attempts to descredit, insult and debase them.


    petitioner Thompson was prohibited from placing any evidence whatsoever before the court,"

    I can just see it in court: "Mr Thompson, would you care to explain to the court, why you were prohibited from placing evidence? Don’t leave out the part about the gay porn now."


    Petitioner was prohibited from speaking at his own Sanctions Hearing during the penalty phase of his Bar proceedings."

    Nope, instead, petitioner was prohibited from turning the hearing into a farcical opportunity for him to get up on his little soapbox and ranting at the people in attendance about his deluded conspiracy theories.


    .  Thus, The Bar stripped him of his counsel and then told him he could not represent himself."

    Wasn’t the problem that he refused counsel in the form of another attorney signing off on his filings? If somone offers you help and you refuse it, you can’t complain of having none!


    No members of the public complained about petitioner.  The only people that complained were lawyers for the American entertainment companies formally found, by virtue of the efforts of petitioner, by the United States federal government to have distributed, marketed and sold adult-rated products to children.  These Bar complaints are nothing but retribution for petitioner’s out-litigation of these porn lawyers."

    So Judges about whom he has made false statements calling into question their integrity are lawyers for entertainment companies? I never knew. Also, he claims that he "out-litigated" other lawyers? Last I knew, he was the one disbarred, while they are still happy in their jobs.


    he prepared U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton for her news conference in which she asserted that the makers of the Grand Theft Auto games had embedded in their games oral and anal sex scenes and had sold them to minors."

    If that’s the case, then her assertment was false!


    Raising the stakes further was the fact that Thompson wrote and testified on behalf of a bill in Louisiana that prohibited the sale of adult-rated video games to minors.  It was passed into law unanimously and signed by Governor Blanco. "

    Funny the little details he leaves out, isn’t it? No mention of how that bill was ruled unconstitutional shortly afterwards.


     The Bar had agreed to a 90-day suspension of the petitioner, but then reneged and demanded, upon the insistence of a gay rights activist within the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar, that petitioner endure non-objective, subjective mental health tests, to assure that this time he would be found mentally disabled by his Christian faith"

    Uh, no? Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t this the 90 day suspension that Thompson spat back in their faces, and then came begging for once he realised he was up shit creek without a paddle?

    Other than those few gems, it’s all Thompson-by-numbers. I wrote a book! Some fundies gave me an award! Everyone is out to get me! Star Chambers! Loyalty oaths! Goose-stepping brigades! Given that the disbarrment order was meted out by the Supreme Court, I hope that it means they are familiar with the case, and when it comes to their attention they will remember and say "Oh God, that lunatic again? GTFO!"


  38. 0
    Arell says:

    As big a waste of time that it would be, I almost wish the Supreme Court would hear his case.  JT will never change, so he’d still be the same loud-mouthed, arogant douche that he always is, the the Highest Court in the land.  Imagine Scalia getting a case filing that had pictures of monkeys and bombed out buildings all over it instead of legalese, or Alito’s office getting 100 faxes in a week from JT.  Or how about passing out leaflets to the press outside the Court telling how much he dispised the Justices inside.

    I mean, we’re talking about a guy who was disbarred for LITERALLY being an asshole.

  39. 0
    BearDogg-X says:

    Justice Thomas only delayed the inveitable: Thompson’s request being denied.

    Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Hornets, Jack Thompson can geaux chase a chupacabra.

    Proud supporter of the New Orleans Saints, LSU, 1st Amendment; Real American; Hound of Justice; Even through the darkest days, this fire burns always

    Saints(0-3), LSU(3-0)

  40. 0
    Jack Wessels says:

    "Protip: Understanding the concepts of cause-and-effect and personal responsibility are kinda important in law."

    Not if you have God on your side. In that case you can do whatever you want and no one is allowed to punish you for it, but if other people do the same thing, then of course, their in the wrong. Or at least, that’s what the rules are in JT’s little world.


    -"A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject." -Sir Winston Churchill

  41. 0
    Matthew says:

    It stands to reason, of course, that Jack believes his misfortune is not the fault of his own actions but those of nefarious third parties. It’s precisely the same thing he insists happens to the gamer-killers.

    Cho wasn’t responsible for killing all those people, it was the corrupting influence of Counter-Strike! Right? So obviously Jack isn’t responsible for losing his licence.

    Protip: Understanding the concepts of cause-and-effect and personal responsibility are kinda important in law.

  42. 0
    Zerodash says:

    LOL, Jack will never cease with the conspiracy theories- he is totally unable to even entertain the possibility that his behavior has anything to do with his lot in life. 

    The best part is that he still does the same stuff that got him into trouble in the first place.  Every new court that he brings this to will see first-hand the behavior that got him disbarred.  Everyone else can see this, and yet the Christian Supervillan of Miami is totally oblivious.

    When the Supreme Court refuses to hear the case, who else will he add to the conspiracy that plots against him?


    BTW, Jack.  I am enjoying my copies of Manhunt 2, GTA4, and Halo 3 that I still have the right to play- is this a great country or what?  Hooah!

  43. 0
    Meggie says:

    From what I understand, the Supreme Court doesn’t take more personal cases (like one lawyer being disbarred), but rather ones that deal with more over-arching issues. They just don’t have the time.

    I’d hate to see him waste the time of the highest court of our nation.

  44. 0
    Ryno says:

    Let’s not forget that this is Jack we’re talking about. He’ll likely attempt to apply for further extensions, or simply fail to file his case altogether.

    Also, let’s not overlook the possibility that he fails to file it correctly, say by mailing to the Attorney General, or directly to a Justice.

  45. 0
    Icehawk says:

    Well with the approval of extension jackie gets to crow victory up and until 2/22/09 (think we need another countdown timer) or he is slapped down.  It seems unlikely his submission will be accepted but it is equally unlikely we would know anything soon.   So yes the humor continues.

  46. 0
    HarmlessBunny says:

    He has accused her of dozens of things, all without proof. His loyalty oath tirade was one of the longest and most drawn out. Bribery was one of the first things he accused her of… Jack has a ton of accusations, all without evidence.

    Standard Jack tactics, if you don’t succeed with a new lie…repeat all the old ones until someone tells Jack to shut up…then Jack will start lying about that person. It is a miracle that no one has held him in contempt or recently sued him for libel (with the expection of Norm Kent).

  47. 0
    the1jeffy says:

    You know, he might have a case if had proof that Dava Tunis received gifts from Blank Rome.

    Knowing Jack, this isn’t the case, but that is a fairly serious accusation, and may buy his way into SCOTUS.

    ~~All Knowledge is Worth Having~~

  48. 0
    1AgainstTheWorld says:

    Johnny Brucie should have included some gay porn, or swastikas, or at the very least a picture of a kangaroo, in his filing.  That would have stood out from all the other appeals and gotten the Supreme Court’s attention.  They might even bring him in just for the entertainment value.  That’d be his absolute best shot.  Jack ROFLs my waffles.  I hope I die before he does, just so I never have to experience life without him.

  49. 0
    Derovius says:

     He can scream all he wants, the Supreme Court is the entity that makes people officially president if I remember correctly. His whining is tantemount to farting in a hurricane.

  50. 0
    Brainswarm says:

    Probably won’t matter.  As soon as SCoTUS hands down anything that isn’t in Thompson’s favor, he’ll start screaming corruption there, too.

  51. 0
    DarkSaber says:

    Well I’m from the UK and the only menaing for this word I’ve ever heard is church-related.


    I LIKE the fence. I get 2 groups to laugh at then.

  52. 0
    SeanB says:

    K, lets say the supreme court really was as corrupt and incompetent as JT says they are.

    Then why is he trying to hard to get back in with them?

    He’s like a kid who applies to be part of a "tree fort club". If he get’s in, great. If not, "well i never wanted to be part of your club anyway"

  53. 0
    black manta says:

    Nah, lobbying and building a constituency would make too much sense to a guy like Jack, and we know Jack never takes the most sensible course of action.  It’s always whatever gets him the most attention.

    And that’s also why he’ll never do it.  As narcissistic as he is, he’s never shown any real desire to lead some sort of group.  In his mind, it’s all about him, and a bunch of followers would only weigh him down.  He only throws his lot in with a group if it happens to be convenient for his purposes and they’re gullible and dimwitted enough to allow themselves to be manipulated by him (e.g. The Peaceoholics).  Besides, he’s already a Deacon in the Presbyterian church he attends.  And apparently that isn’t enough for him.  It’s got to be all Jack, all the time.

  54. 0
    Monte says:

     If i recall, i do remember it being said that Jack has resorted to becoming a columnist for some conservative website since his disbarment… obviously though, while the job might help him contribute to his household instead of relying on his wife, it’s not gonna help him get anywhere as far as video games are concerned… being a pundit doesn’t get you to far against the already established pundits and that disbarment is a serious black mark that will help keep him off news shows… god knows if he every tries to go on a show where they offer someone as counter point to Jack they will be quick to note his disbarment if they see an opening to do so

  55. 0
    Arcanagos says:

    "I know I give Hal Halpin allot of @#$@#$#@$, but I suspect if he tries to take on Hal he’s just gonna embarass himself."

    Do you really think JT cares about one more embarrassment in a sea of it? 😛

  56. 0
    jadedcritic says:

    What else is he gonna do?  I question seriously if he has any marketable skills outside of the lawyer-niche.  He certainly isn’t doing much for good for his constituency as a professional christian.  Personally, I think the logical niche for him is in lobbying. Maybe he thinks the only vehicle for change is through the courts?  That’s naive.  If he really believes he was persecuted from lawyer-dom, and that the cause is just, he needs to find other means to his objectives.  Personally, I’d be concentrating on finding like minded people and building a constituency.  There’s allot of parents out there that feel the way he does.  If he reached out to them, granted, he’d have to keep his antics to a minimum.  Frankly, if I were him, I’d look into forming a lobbying group – sort of the anti-ECA.  Problem is, he’d have to get someone else to chair it.  I know I give Hal Halpin allot of @#$@#$#@$, but I suspect if he tries to take on Hal he’s just gonna embarass himself.  Not saying it couldn’t be done, just saying he’d have to find someone with some people skills to do it for him.

  57. 0
    DeepThorn says:

    Yeah…  they will just laugh at him and say, there is no way in hell we are doing anything for you.

    Maybe they will ban him for saying anything about or doing anything with legal proceedings in the US and Canada so he does make things a bigger mess in any cases.  Have it extend to talking with police or member of family or communities affected by tragedies, and not allowed to talk to news or other press about anything.

    Between the mockery he has made of the court system, and everything else he has touched…  I don’t see why he should have many rights.

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  58. 0
    TK n Happy Ness says:

    Jack, the Supreme Court has much bigger cases to worry about than your petty little squabble with the Florida Bar. Your career has ended, deal with it.


    When Jack Thompson runs his mouth, does anyone really care what he has to say anymore?

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