U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment Today

April 17, 2009 -

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.


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Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment ...

That would be why I transcribed the content of the image, genius.

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

I am almost sad. 

If jackie had acutally gotten the nod to be heard by the SCOTUS and they had found for the Florida Bar (little doubt really) then jackie would literally be at an end, the entirity of the U.S. would then be part of the great conspiracy against him.  The only place left for him would be to crawl back up his own arse.  Growl and make threats now and again.   Besides I have a feeling that That case would have been a circus and (ironically/cynically) amusing. 

Anything short of that leaves his future open and makes him an ongoing persistant, if vague, threat.   Guess I am going soft but I am in favor of the mercy killing. 

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment ...

It's a shame, because I would LOVE to listen to the justices tear Thompson to shreds when he tries to present his case. They don't put up with no shenanigans in that room.

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment ...

No, they don't.  But when it's painfully obvious that the first 3 paragraphs of his filing is filled with lies and shenanigans, his case doesn't stand a chance to get very far.

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment ...

Looking at the situration in Florida and also Utah, I don't think that the Surprime Court will give Jack a chance, of course we could all be wrong since that these people would have little to no idea what Jack has in mind for them.

I would love to see how Jack's head would explode if they deny him the opportunity to have his disbarrment overturned, or it might just turn into something else that would hurt Jack the most like a Prision sentance for even trying to overturn his original disbarrment and his recent events in Utah via the government there.

 

 

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Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment ...

Jack's head will explode no matter what. If it isn't accepted, they'll be on his shitlist, if it's accepted and the over turning denied, they'll be on his shitlist. If it's not overturned but he's given the chance to re-apply, well, odds are that won't be good enough either.

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

Yea. Looking at the list of petitions to watch (http://www.scotusblog.com/wp/petitions-to-watch-41709/) I don't see a chance in hell the judges will give Jackhole his umpteenth day in court.

To think his schizophrenic and paranoid petition is anywhere near a level of seriousness as a petition on whether a prosecutor can be held civilly liable for procuring false testimony to convict a defendant in a criminal trial is ludicrous.

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Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

Jack-Jack is all set to wrap up a really bad week.  First the embarrassment in Utah, now this.  Can't wait to see what he'll do if (likely *when*) the SC throws out his appeal.

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

He will spam out emails to the SCOTUS filled with threats and libelous accusations. 

He will then write another letter to the president and copy every person on his email list.

Jack will say that since he wrote a letter to the president, his victory will be guaranteed and imminent.

Then he will spam out more messages about how he is about to "Take action" against either the SCOTUS, it's clerks, and/or the ESA (who bought them off). 

All this correspondence will be filled with claims that he was being oppressed for his Christian beliefs.

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

Can we warn obama to brace his fax machine for a possible overload in case if JT decides to do so

Watching JT on GP is just like watching an episode of Jerry springer only as funny as the fights

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

ok, if JT sends porn to the supreams that would be amusing.

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

 nah i want him to file another picture book filing and stating that the SCotUS is incapable of understanding his legal argument

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

Lets see what The Justices say about JT moronic actions in trying to Destroy the Florida Bar

Watching JT on GP is just like watching an episode of Jerry springer only as funny as the fights

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

 And another innocent fax machine will fall.

/b

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

Porr poor fax machine, they never see Jack coming there way.

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Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

Because it just isn't likely. Personally, I think this is what all those laws he was trying to get pushed were about. He wanted his name in the papers, to be a two-bit celebrity, so that the SCOTUS would think about granting him a petition. But then he did the one thing he shouldn't... he did the exact same thing he did before that got him in this position in the first place. Then he showed to the media and god that he still had no idea how the law actually works. What he may not understand is that the SCOTUS isn't like the state senates. They actually do their research. They know what they are talking about.

JT Uses "60 Minutes" on SCOTUS

It has no effect.

SCOTUS is gathering it's energy.

JT Uses "I Wrote a BOOK!" on SCOTUS

It has no effect.

SCOTUS uses "Ignore" on JT

It's super effective!

JT has been permenantly disbarred.

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

JT, the pokemon even more useless than Bidoof.

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

Actually, Bidoofs can learn almost any HM, so they're not completely useless.

Jt is more like a Magikarp that will never let go of its Everstone, and his "Make a Splash" attack, instead of doing nothing, does less than nothing.

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Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

don't forget though that Magikarp learns Tackle at Lv.15 and Flail at Lv.40, making them more useful than JT

岩「…Where do masochists go when they die?」

岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

Wow. I hope no actual Pokemon read this thread. Metapod would be so offended by this.

But hey, at least Magikarp and Metapod evolve. JT is more like... a Luvdisc.

Or a Feebas that's too ugly to evolve.

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

Comparing JT to a Feebas is an insult to Feebas' everywhere. However...

I could see JT being a Luvdisc...seeing how he always flirts with us, calling people "sweetie" and whatnot.

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Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

I kinda see him as more of a Kakuna. See, Bidoof at least has some attacks.

All JT has is "Harden Head".

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

"Unconstitutional Amendment" "Unconstitutional Amendment"

"Injunction"

"Legal Threats" "Legal Threats"

"Sanctions"

"Fax Machine" "Fax Machine" "Gay Porn"

"Permanent Disbarment"

"Email Threat" "Email Threat" "Religious Persecution"

"FBI"

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Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

Wasn't that Metapod, or is it both Metapod and Kakuna?

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Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

either one, they both only know Harden if caught in the wild. JT is like a wild one caught at Lv.100; unable to level-up, unable to evolve and learn an attack.

岩「…Where do masochists go when they die?」

岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

 a wild level 100 metapod who is stuck in a state of confusion...

When you think about it, most of the attacks used on JT haven't done much damage (as to be expected when fighting such a metapod)... most of the damage that has led to jack's downfall were mostly self inflicted; his antics and actions are what led to his disbarment, more than another other thing

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

It's obvious that he runs out of PP for 'Harden Head' during his antics and so has to use 'Struggle', which is ineffective against the legal world but causes him to lose a fair bit of HP.

Or, if he's a Bidoof, he seems to only have 'Defense Curl' and does the same thing.

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

But wait, didn't Jacky say he's been 'in front of the Supreme Court' for weeks now? But he can't be lying! He's a law person! *LE GASP DE SHOCK HORROR*

He's not going to get his day in the SCOTUS. The End.

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

I have to wonder how many other crackpot petitions they receive each year?  Is Jack's just another drop in a figurative ocean, or will his stand out?

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

SCOTUS receives a LOT of petitions every year and they only actually allow a very few to come before them.  I think it comes out to be about 1% are allowed to come forward.  There are actually 3 ways for it to go when someone tries to bring something before SCOTUS.

1: It can be brought to trial.

2: It can be rejected, which effectively kills it.

3: It can be "Pigeon Holed" meaning that they shove it in a cabinet somewhere and pretend it doesn't exist (effectively the same as rejecting, except it means in essence that they either didn't want to risk setting a precedence or the request is so laughable as to not be worth their time).

Of course, this is just what I remember from school and IANAL.

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

I think it'd be best for SCOTUS to reject Thompson's petition outright rather than "Pigeon Holing" it, so that he couldn't continue to say that his case is before SCOTUS even though SCOTUS won't acknowledge it.

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

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Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

I figure if the Supreme Court finds out what our dear "friend" Jack has been up to, his case will be thrown out, but then again it wouldn't be the first time that's happened to one of his cases.

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

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

Most recent info:  http://www.scotusblog.com/wp/today-at-the-court-35/

I wonder how log we'll have to wait for a decision...

Any way someone can go to the Court and give us the blow by blow commentary?  ;)

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Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

@'Nip:

It should be announced this coming Monday.

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

That link to scotusblog.com contains a link to a page titled "Petitions to Watch" for this conference, which contains the following quote:

"As always, the list contains the petitions on the Court’s paid docket that Tom has deemed to have a reasonable chance of being granted." 

Jack Thompson's case doesn't appear on it.

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

Oh, snap, dawg! Burn! Third-degree! Incineration!

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Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

It's a private conferance, meaning only the Justices and any aids they need will be there.

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

I have no doubt that Jack will send out one of his famous "press releases" immediately after the hearing.

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

Confirmation bias if he wins ("I knew it all along! Victory is imminent!" *sings his own version of "Jesus Loves Me", called "Jesus Loves ME (And Noone Else)"*), conspiracy theories if he loses ("Everyone's against me! The Court's been bribed! God will guide me!").

He's still stone-cold-fuck-nuts.

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Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

I'm actually surprised he hasn't sent one out already.

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

yeaaaaah...don't see this going anywhere.

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

Same. The result of it is basically saying "I'm waging war in MY name, nothing in this case will benefit anybody else." This is all about him.

Even if they DID grant his petition (and they won't), the only thing coming out of it is a bigger political/judicial hand pointing and saying "NO U" before soundly and efficiently slapping him across the face with it.

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

Why would the Florida Bar not file a response? even if that response was "Here's all the evidence collected, you have a look"?

Surely they want the disbarment to stick just as much as gamers do

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

Is there any need to return fire to a man who shoots himself in the foot?

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

Mercy kill?

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

It is illegal...  the US government needs a restraining order on him, where he shouldn't be allowed within 1 mile of any government property, including roads.  Put him out in the middle of no where to do his ranting to the wild animals.

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Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

 >where he shouldn't be allowed within 1 mile of any government property

"That's Government grass, damn you! Start hovering..."

/b

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

Fine, "Overkill" then I guess.

I don't think he should be given even that opportunity. If even a forth of the animals he would encounter were as impressionable as the majority of the idiots in this country we'd be royally screwed. Remember that the average person isn't all that threatening, the average bear on the other hand...

 

A padded cell would be more his speed. With all the paper and ink he could ever need.

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

I think anything filed by Jack that was written by him will stand on it's own (de)merits. There's no need, he'll torpedo himself.

 

Re: U.S. Supreme Court Considers Jack Thompson's Disbarment

See, I want to know why my tax money is being wasted on this A-hole.  Has he EVER won a case?  If anything, he should be fined for every dollar he has wasted in the legal system all the way though, including time/salary of people having to file the paperwork.  That is how much he has wasted our time with his crap.

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