As GamePolitics has previously reported, Jack Thompson is challenging his lifetime disbarment by taking his case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Thompson was disbarred last October by the Florida Supreme Court. The Court was acting upon the recommendation of Judge Dava Tunis who Tunis presided over a nine-day trial on misconduct charges brought by the Florida Bar in late 2007.
Last month, Thompson filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court, essentially an appeal. To decide whether cert petitions go any further, the Supreme Court Justices vote in private conference. If four justices vote for Thompson’s petition, it will move on in the process. Without four votes, the case goes no further. At that point, Thompson would seem to have exhausted his options.
According to the SCOTUS docket, Thompson can expect a decision on his cert petition by March 25th.
GamePolitics has obtained a copy of Thompson’s cert petition from the Florida Bar. We requested a copy from Thompson, but he declined to provide it.
For those who have followed the long-running Thompson saga, there’s little in the cert petition that hasn’t been heard before. The disbarred attorney blames the usual suspects for his troubles: Take-Two Interactive, the video game industry, the Florida Bar and its supposed "radical gay agenda," law firm Blank-Rome, Judge Moore from Alabama (who threw Thompson off the Devin Moore case), shock radio, the justices of the Florida Supreme Court and, of course, Judge Dava Tunis.
DOCUMENT DUMP: Grab your copy of Jack Thompson’s cert petition here.