BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack Thompson's Appeal

April 20, 2009 -

Without comment, the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear Jack Thompson's appeal of his lifetime disbarment.

The justices considered Thompson's argument as well as dozens of other cases during their private conference on Friday. The Court's rejection of Thompson's appeal can be found in today's list of orders. Mention of Thompson's case is limited to a single line under a long list of cases for which the Court declined to grant Certiorari.

The Supreme Court's decision almost certainly ends Thompson's fight to have his permanent disbarment overturned. As GamePolitics reported, the anti-game activist was disbarred for life by the Florida Supreme Court in September of 2008 for 27 counts of professional misconduct.

We have contacted Thompson for comment but have not yet received a response.

UPDATE: Thompson comments:

No surprise...

 

In response to [GamePolitics'] speculation that "the... decision almost certainly ends Thompson's fight to have his permanent disbarment overturned," - Not at all. I have four more options, all better than this one.  This was the longest of shots.  All four of the others are much, much shorter shots.  Stay tuned.  As Winston Churchill implored:  "Never give in.  Never, never, never, never, never."


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Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack ...

Aw man!  I can't wait to see how Quack Thompson turns against the Federal judicial system!  Let's see if President Obama's Supreme Court Justice pick gets sucked into this!  Obama vs Quack Thompson.  Hmm...  That would be epic for Obama, failtacular for Quack Thompson.  I can't wait to see how this ends up...

Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack

My guess is that one of Jack's other options will be to try to get the Catholic Church involved, portraying himself as a devout Catholic who's trying to defend children as his faith demands of him while being oppressed by the secular, godless Florida Bar.  If he does try this, I suspect it'll end as soon as someone in the Vatican's PR department types "Jack Thompson" into Google.

Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack

In response to [GamePolitics'] speculation that "the... decision almost certainly ends Thompson's fight to have his permanent disbarment overturned," - Not at all. I have four more options, all better than this one.  This was the longest of shots.

 

So when it comes to strategy, any strategy......whether it be in war, sports, or video games, when does your least likely option become the most viable?

 

Daniel A. Morales

Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack ...

Remember when Jack was going to appeal his disbarment to the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court said "NO WAY!!!"

Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack

I liked the part where he failed. And remember back when he failed? That was funny too!

Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack ...

Jack feed your children. Stop being a douche.

Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack ...

I was wishing that they would of heard him, so they could tell him what a piece of crap he is.

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Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack ...

Remember the time JT wanted to be reinstated and the SCotUS was like "NO WAY...." Heh heh...that was great..

Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack ...

Perhaps if he were to send porn to the Justices, they may change there mind?

Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack

I look forward to the day when Jacko's son goes online and finds out the truth about his dad.  I look forward to Jacko's son rebelling and writing a tell-all book about him.

 

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Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack ...

" I have four more options, all better than this one. "

I could totally date supermodels, I just happen to prefer hiary obese trannies. --- Nope, nobody believes this is how you truly feel.

Who chooses the least likely form of success as their initial attempt? Certainly nobody sane.

Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack ...

This is a total farce.  Not that Jack Thompson could ever be taken really seriously (at least you could when he could still harrassor sue you, not that he ever really backed up that threat), but this is just a profound low for Jack.

What I just cannot believe is that he still says he can still continue his fight.  It's unbelievable that he thinks he can still come out on top, despite all the nasty and unethical stuff he's done.

It's unbelievable that he's doing exactly the same thing over and over: from his disciplinary cases, to his disbarment, to his appeal's denial.

But that's the thing- while all this is incredible, I do think at least part of him actually realizes he's dug himself a pit so deep he can't get out.

Look- he says: Stay tuned.

I think the only thing he has left in his ruined life is the idea, "I can still insult, threaten and grab the attention of gamers on the Internet, especially at Game Politics.  I still have that.  I'm still relevant that way."

For someone who has hounded gamers for so long, so hard, and so viciously- this is just pathetic.

It makes me wonder what would happen to him if we were to start ignoring him, treating anything he says or does as less than newsworthy...

Honestly, I think we should.  We could focus on issues like the shooting in Germany or other video game legislation, and not on disgraced people desperately wanting attention.

I'm sorry for the rant, but it's just that I think Jack Thompson has gotten old, especially now that the SCotUS gave out the final "no" and he still goes on with his insanity.

Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack ...

It would certainly be interesting to see what would happen if Dennis completely ignored Jack for a month or two, but I doubt Dennis' email server and fax could handle it. At first it would be okay, but eventually Jack would become so starved for attention that he would constantly bombard Dennis with emails. Finally he would be reduced to pleading for attention: "Why don't you print what I write you? Give me attention!" Etc.

 

Saying that Jack Thompson is impotent is an insult to impotent men everywhere. They've got a whole assortment of drugs that can cure their condition; Jack, however...

Saying that Jack Thompson is impotent is an insult to impotent men everywhere. They've got a whole assortment of drugs that can cure their condition; Jack, however...

Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack

Does Thompson not see the irony here?  I mean, he's got more in common with the book-burning Nazis than he does with Winston Churchill.

Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack

To err on the side of caution, I ask my peers here to determine if this invokes Godwin's Law.

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Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack

I'd say no, because it isn't really a debate, Thompson made the Churchill statement, and the fact is that he DOES have far more in common with the kind of people who would burn books than with the Prime Minister during a war to stop that exact kind of person,

That's the worst part about Thompson, he doesn't even realise what a bigoted, prejudiced individual he is.

 

Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack ...

All four of the others are much, much shorter shots.

Let us know how that going back to the bar and grovelling works out for you.

Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack

I'd like to wonder what those four options are. Crying to Obama won't help because just like the Supreme Court, he has bigger things to worry about then some lunatic bitching about how he lost his job due to his agenda. Millions of people are losing their jobs, and the difference between them and Jack is that they actually have a reason to blame someone for it.

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

Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack

Hey, Thompson has a reason to blame, too!!

Himself.

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Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack

He'd rather blame others for his misery. He never blames himself because IHO, he's never at fault.

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

Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack

Interesting lawsuit in that case: Thompson v. Thompson... Bwahaha

Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack

Let's see:

Run for mayor.

Run for Senate.

Run for Governor.

Run for US President.

Just like he was going to run for a judgeship and run for President of the Bar, as I recall. 

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Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack

Oh I know! He was soooooo neck and neck with all those other candidates for Judge....and I also loved how he managed to get all the signatures from the Bar members after bothering them with emails. *rolls his eyes*

John Bruce is now finished. He has been demoted to angry senile man yelling at kids to get off his lawn.

Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack ...

Funny how it went from 'I am currently appealing this in the Supreme Court and I will win' to 'Well, it wasn't important really...'

If the market weren't so bad, I'd start a car company called Thompson that made cars that went faster in reverse than they do forwards ;)

Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack ...

"I have four more options, all better than this one.  This was the longest of shots.  All four of the others are much, much shorter shots."

Now, maybe I am wrong in thinking this way, but if you were attempting something that was important to you (ie. reinstating your licence to practice law) and you had 5 possible ways of achieving that, why would any reasonable human being try the one with the least chance of working first?

I understand that Jack isn't reasonable, but surely someone who is so quick to fire off angry emails and respond to things would want the quicker gratification of attempting the 4 other methods?

Or maybe he's just talking about the length of time they take. He applied to the supreme court a long time ago and it's only just been denied now. Perhaps (and I believe this will be the case) he's describing five ways to fail. One takes longer to do, the other four will fail much faster :)

Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack ...

It's the same reasoning that makes him fail at making a law that tries to get retailers to adhere to the ESRB ratings and respond with "I'll make a law that bans all video games".

Actually this kind of reasoning is very typical of religious fundamentalists.

------- Morality has always been in decline. As you get older, you notice it. When you were younger, you enjoyed it.

Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack ...

My thoughts are, if he does in reality have for more promising options to getting his license reinstated, the only reason for choosing the US Supreme Court is for the notiriety of having them over rule his disbarrment.

Think about it. A person who suffers from NPD as bad as him will not settle for anything less than the most fame he can get. In this case a Supreme Court Ruling. If that option is unavailable to him, as it has just shown to be, he wil lchoose the next biggest specticle. And so on and so on.

It will be really interesting what happens next.

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Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack ...

I agree with EZK. If there really are four other options, and that's doubtful, it would explain why he went with the least likely to succeed, except that he never actually claimed it was a long-shot and not that important before. Maybe a bit of reality crept into Jackland?

 

Saying that Jack Thompson is impotent is an insult to impotent men everywhere. They've got a whole assortment of drugs that can cure their condition; Jack, however...

Saying that Jack Thompson is impotent is an insult to impotent men everywhere. They've got a whole assortment of drugs that can cure their condition; Jack, however...

Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack ...

That's a good point actually. I could see all future spam to politicians having "the Supreme Court is behind me on this issue!" added to the usual list of 60 minutes, predicted Columbine, wrote a book, pornography sold to minors, a bloo bloo bloo...

I still think he's bluffing though. Either that, or his 4 methods are just going to be reruns of or sequels to what he has tried before. Jack Thompson stars in - Loyalty Oath Threats 2: Return of the Non-Issue! Or maybe it will be What I Sent The Judge - An erotic thriller, rated AO.

Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack ...

LMAO!!!!!!!!!

Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack

There's another option that hasn't been mentioned.  He could have (figurative) puppets helping him, providing signatures to whatever he can come up with.  As Yoda said of the Sith, "Always two there are, no more, no less.  A master and an apprentice."  I figure there has to be 1 person in the world dumb/crazy/zealous enough to look up to him.

And yes I know the Sith are actually more awesome than Jack.

Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack

We know his four options will work, because his Magic 8 Ball told him so:

"It is decidedly so"

"Signs point to yes"

"Without a doubt"

"You may rely on it"

 

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Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack

In response to [GamePolitics'] speculation that "the... decision almost certainly ends Thompson's fight to have his permanent disbarment overturned," - Not at all. I have four more options, all better than this one.  This was the longest of shots.

 

So when it comes to strategy, any strategy......whether it be in war, sports, or video games, when does your least likely option become the most viable?

 

 

Daniel A. Morales

Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack

Makes me wonder if he's ever tried ot use the makers of the magic 8 ball.

Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack ...

I don't get it. If there really is "four other options, all better than this one", then why wouldn't you use the other, better options first instead of wasting time, effort and tax payers money. I just don't get it.

Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack

Alright, time for an attempt at a serious discussion:

If JT really does have four other options, what do you think those options could possibly be? How viable/effective could they be in helping JT's cause?

Ball's in the court, peoples!

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Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack

I bet two of them are piss and moan.

Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack

Besides that! I mean, some actual "options"--people he'd think he could fall back on (God/Jesus not included).

For example, I think his next step would be to spam Obama's e-mail, hoping for something. However, Obama's a little preoccupied, what with all the goings-on with the nation. Plus, you don't wanna harass PotUS: the Secret Service/FBI/CIA will fuck you up.

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Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack

He's stated on more than one occasion that the Secret Service and the FBI are on his side. CIA, I forget.

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Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack

Funny. Last I heard, the FBI stopped taking his calls...

Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack

I bet Thompson thought up that number 'four' on the spot. What can he do? Really, what option does he have left to renew his license other than trying to get one in another state?

Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack ...

Jack, I don't know if you're aware of this, but MacGyver is a FICTIONAL character.

And even if he was real, I doubt there's anything that could fix your career.

Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack ...

all MacGyver would need is a cardboard box, a 9 volt battery and some wire, and he could make Jack a time machine and he could go back and prevent himself from ruining his career. :-)

Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack ...

That would never work.  Jack is so hard headded that he would not ever listen to his future self, and probably threaten to sue himself in the process.

BTW, If you get porn images in your mailbox 20 years from now, just remember that you sent them to yourself.

Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack ...

Two Jacks in the same point of space/time?

Well, there's goes the universe...

Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack

So Jack, you have four other options that are more likely to succeed than the Supreme Court. I sincerely doubt that but I'll humor you. So, after your next failure that number of options will go down to three, and I will keep track until you run out of these "magic" options. What will you say or do after these options are no longer open to you?

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Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack ...

Winston Churchill was fighting against book-burners, not for them.

Oh, and people with influence in the US didn't think Churchill was a grade-A foam-at-the-mouth nut.

 

Jack's got some catching up to do.

Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack ...

Really? 4 more options?  Because when you have 5 options available to you, you usually don't start with the shitiest one.

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Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack ...

glenn totally stole that form serenity

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Re: BREAKING - U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack ...

I thought the same thing... if he had 4 other shorter better options... then why bother with the long shot.

 

that would be like having a choice between 2 lotteries that have the same payout. one you pick 2 numbers and the other you pick 8... why even bother with the one with crappy odds?

He is so full of shit.

 
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