Read Jack Thompson's Appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court

March 2, 2009 -

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.


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Re: Read Jack Thompson's Appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court

I love on the first paragraph he put he's PRAYING for a writ of certiorari.

At this point Jack, not even praying can help you.

Re: Read Jack Thompson's Appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court

the only thing praying will do for Jack is prove him a hypocrite: If any deity answers it, he/she/it is not sovereign; if the prayer goes unanswered, prayer is useless due to either a great plan or lack of deities.

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Re: Read Jack Thompson's Appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court

Jack would have to do a total turn around to get God to do anything to favor him.

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Re: Read Jack Thompson's Appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court

"Oh lord why have you forsaken me?"

"CAN IT! WHEN GOD GIVES YOU LEMONS, YOU FIND A NEW GOD!"

Hahaha. Oh god, sorry i couldn't pass on that one.

Re: Read Jack Thompson's Appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court

"Oh god, why have yo uforsaken me?"

"You have forsaken yourself"

"..... YOU'RE ONE OF THEM!!!!"

Re: Read Jack Thompson's Appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court

Yeah, that sounds about right...

Heres my translation

Translation: WAHHHHHHH! MAke me a lawyer again, ITS not my FAULT that I madea fool of myself in court and all that I was doing was trying to shift the blame from deranged people upon harmless formats of entertainment. THERE WAS A CONSPIRCIY AGAINTS ME!

 

Yeah, i doubt the supreme court will give a rats ass.

Re: Read Jack Thompson's Appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court

Huzzah! Now even the highest court will know of JT's sanity (or lack thereof...)

I will buy everyone drinks if the court turns him down. (If anyone can track me...) 

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Re: Read Jack Thompson's Appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court

Ooh! In that case, I hope this drags on into October, so you can get me my first scotch!

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Re: Read Jack Thompson's Appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court

Here we go! Another Epic Failure for Jack... No misconduct proven?! Your emails alone show that. What a nitwit. Hell, his own bar trial transcripts...technically that alone shows evidence of contempt of court.

I mean hell, this thing is chock full of lies. If they by some reason grant him a hearing, he could be tossed to prison for this load of bullshit x.x

 
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