As GamePolitics previously reported, anti-game activist Jack Thompson has appealed his lifetime disbarment to the United States Supreme Court.
Thompson’s petition for writ of certiorari will be considered by the Court this morning during a private conference of the justices. If four justices vote to grant Thompson’s petition, it will continue to the next stage in the Court’s process. If not, the Court will take no further action on his case.
A rejection of Thompson’s petition would likely seal the disbarment ordered by the Florida Supreme Court in September, 2008.
The SCOTUS blog, which tracks day-to-day happenings at the Court, does not list Thompson’s petition among its Petitions to Watch for today’s conference. That is an indication that the blog’s authors do not believe that the justices will find merit in Thompson’s petition.
According to the SCOTUS docket, the defendant in Thompson’s case, the Florida Bar, opted not to to file a response to Thompson’s petition.
DOCUMENT DUMP: You can read Thompson’s petition to the U.S. Supreme Court here.