BREAKING – U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Jack Thompson’s Appeal

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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188 comments

  1. Adamas Draconis says:

    JT: "This is Madness!"

       US: "Madness? THIS IS FREEDOM!!" *Kick into the pit*

     

    Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

  2. Shadow D. Darkman says:

    Maybe if Jesus threw Jack into Hell?

    Just a thought, but that might work.

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  3. Shadow D. Darkman says:

    Indeed, I would love to hear this. Even Gargoyle Ruzicka has left him. At least he’s not running wild without her.

    Chrono Trigger DS joke. Mother Brain (not from Metroid) and Melphyx (or Retinite in CT SNES)would "run wild" when they’re all that’s left (MB with no Displays and Melphyx without the core) out of what the battle began with.

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  4. Shadow D. Darkman says:

    Shadow: Boss, did I just hear the fax machine break? Did he seriously do that?

    *silence, for no sound is needed*

    Shadow: I see. Got it, Boss. I’ll go get the bottle of holy water.

    *goes off to fetch holy water with which to sanctify the holy fax machine’s replacement*

    More like my RPG counterpart, I know, but that don’t matter.

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  5. BearDogg-X says:

    I think he might have used that term at one point.

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


    Proud supporter of the New Orleans Saints, LSU, 1st Amendment; Real American; Hound of Justice; Even through the darkest days, this fire burns always

    Saints(3-4), LSU(7-0)

  6. Zerodash says:

    Only when he can’t even get the ear of a sleazy politician or an extremist Christian group.  We’re almost there.

  7. Liz Surette says:

    Whoa, I was so busy sleeping until noon and then sitting around in my bathrobe watching the Boston Marathon I completely forgot the rest of the world had to work today.

    Anyway…
    His next step will probably be to call on Congress to impeach all nine Justices

    http://www.gameslaw.net

  8. Cecil475 says:

    Try this line Jack. It goes well with your new line of work:

    "Would you like fries with that?"

     – Warren Lewis


    R.i.P GamePolitics 2005-2016

  9. Aliasalpha says:

    Ahh the bitchslap heard round the world…

    Hope you enjoyed haing a career jack, try something else now.

  10. tollwutig says:

     Most likely they denied it as being without merit since it is a state issue not a federal one.

  11. Coach says:

    Jack Thompson is to the video game industry as the Washington Generals are to the Harlem Globetrotters.

  12. NotSoHardcoreGamer says:

    Just Utah? Jack’s got a pile worth of files and reports about his bad behavior.  Even without Utah, all the stuff he did in Florida and Louisiana would have been enough to tell the SCOTUS to keep him disbarred forever.

  13. NotSoHardcoreGamer says:

    Now that was full of win.

    This is the piece of news I’ve been waiting for all this time.  It’s nice to see people like Jack Boy get the full, complete, unequivocal comeuppance they deserve.

    On his supporters turning their backs on him: Jack keeps attacking his own friends because they don’t tolerate how he abuses his relationship with them in his crusade.  He instantly drops their names and acts as if he represents them and their authority (including high-leveled government officials)- only to have them distance themselves when he goes out of line.  It’s amazing how Jack doesn’t get that simple part of common courtesy.

    Well, so much for that…

  14. mdo7 says:

     

    It looks like the Supreme Court were watching what JT was doing in Utah.  Take that, JT.  Looks like the Supreme Court of the USA is added to his conspiracy list.  I hope JT doesn’t end up becoming a radical right-winged member.  I’ve been hearing a lot about it on the Supreme Court.  Hope this doesn’t happen to him.

     

    mikedo2007

  15. Monte says:

    Angel1: "My lord, we have another prayer from a ‘Jack Thompson’"

    God: "I told you to block those… atleast until it sounds like some of kind of confession or apology"

    Angel2: "Escuse me my lord, but the holy fax machine just broke"

    God: *heavy sigh*

  16. tollwutig says:

     I figure three miracles before we get a MIGHT,  i don’t know what it’d take to get him to see the reality.

  17. hellfire7885 says:

    Well, his name may wind up in law textbooks, albeit when describing ways to effectively scuttle your career.


  18. Icehawk says:

    Such is the way a career ends, not with glory, but what amounts to as a footnote.  Oh that has to sting the ego something fierce. 

    Look on the brightside John Bruce.   This is something else to add to your list, ie:  How you were on TV and we were not, or on the news and we were not.  Now you were on the denied list and we were not. 

  19. GryphonOsiris says:

    Oh, the Epic Win on this is just plain…. Epic!!!

     

     

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  20. Neeneko says:

    If he had not gone off at the mouth he probably could have managed Utah since he could paint his disbarment as a liberal state thing (and thus run to the safe bosum of a concervative haven) but now he has likly annoyed enough people in Utah that they will not stick their neck out for him.

  21. shaoron says:

    no… he’ll simply call him a fake.

     

    if you hadn’t noticed, JT lashes out at any who disagrees with him even on the slightest thing. He’s always right and the rest of the world is wrong.

  22. tollwutig says:

     If Jesus Christ himself walked across the waters of Miami Bay,  turned water into wine in front of him, and then told Jack he was being a jerk, and they had a right to disbar him… well Jack might, just MIGHT take a hint then.

  23. the1jeffy says:

    Does this mean that we can stop filling every column that references Thompson with 300 comments?  I do hope so.

    ~~All Knowledge is Worth Having~~

  24. BearDogg-X says:

    The crying and whining of the Metropolitian Moron of Miami over this latest setback will be epic.

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


    Proud supporter of the New Orleans Saints, LSU, 1st Amendment; Real American; Hound of Justice; Even through the darkest days, this fire burns always

    Saints(3-4), LSU(7-0)

  25. shaoron says:

    well.. what he’s fighting for isn’t exactly wrong.. maybe it is.. maybe it isn’t

     

    it’s the fact that he act like a complete jerk/idiot/moron/BABY is the main problem.

    and time and time again he DOESN’T/NEVER/REFUSE to get it.

  26. Charax says:

    I, too, would love confirmation of this – I know we haven’t heard much from the forum since the veto, but I didn’t know they were actively distancing themselves from him (as opposed to just keeping quiet)

  27. hellfire7885 says:

    If God is there he is likely shaking his head going "I’ve been silent all this time and he still can’t take a hint?"


  28. shaoron says:

    given what happened in Utah and Louisiana? Does he even have any supporter left?

    I mean… even his previous supporters are giving him the boot!

     

    and speaking of minor setbacks… how many is it already? how many IN A CHAIN…?

  29. PHX Corp says:

    I think we are nearly going to need Miltary Grade earplugs because of JT is gonna scream so much it’ll be heard throuought america

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

  30. PHX Corp says:

    After what he did in Utah he pretty much dosen’t have supporters(Utah eagle forum distanced themselves after JT contuned to post that racy pic)

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

  31. Ashla says:

    Sadly, I don’t think even THIS particular setback is going to make clear to him that he is in fact wrong.

  32. AuntySocial says:

    Will this make any difference to Jack’s supporters?   Probably not.  He will see this as only a minor setback, after he bitches a bit.  It is like his Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind.  And then, of course,  SCOTUS will be incahoots with us gamers and the liberal media blah..blah…blah…blah.

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  33. hellfire7885 says:

    Yeah, I can’t see how any other state Bar would ever want to deal with him. He brought a bad name to Florida already, no one else will want that, especially with how much state money Thompson has wasted, in states he doesn’t even live in.


  34. ezbiker555 says:

    We stared into it, knowing full well that we were faith and that a sense of justice had been served for us….

    Meanwhile as Jack Thompson searched the sky for his light, a giant fist came upon him, smashing him into the ground and a voice said: UNACCEPTABLE.

    When god gives you lemons Jack, your response is to squeze the juice on everyone’s eles eyes rather than on yourself. Now that we are wearing protective goggles, what are you going to do? ABSOLULTY POSTIVELY NOTHING!

    Heheh, how do you like those apples?

  35. hellfire7885 says:

    The explosion form Florida is going ot make Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined look like a mere cap gun.


  36. tollwutig says:

     Technically he could go to another state and pass their Bar exam, but given the Lifetime Dis-Barment in Florida it is unlikely he would be admitted to practice law even if he did pass another State’s Bar.

  37. tollwutig says:

    He’s probably already appealed to God, but then I don’t think God considers the Laws of Man to be his jurisdiction.    Even if he does,  I haven’t seen him change a single judge’s mind yet for Thompson.

  38. Cecil475 says:

    Oh well, So much for Thompson getting his chance to become a lawyer again. But does this mean he can’t be a lawyer in another state, or just Florida? I forget. Plus I’m sure he’ll find other places to support him like Utah and Louisiana, although untill I find out he’s lost support with Gale Ruzicka and her Eagle Forum, I won’t count Utah out just yet.

     – Warren Lewis


    R.i.P GamePolitics 2005-2016

  39. MaskedPixelante says:

    He’s almost certainly going to appeal to… whatever’s higher up than the supreme court.

    —You are likely to be eaten by a Grue.

  40. hellfire7885 says:

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

    If his head is even intact after this.


  41. hayabusa75 says:

    Ah, ah, ah…the Generals still own ONE victory over the Globetrotters!  So, no

    "De minimus non curat lex"

  42. Neeneko says:

    My guess is now he will start contacting politicians to try to get them to overturn his ‘injustice’.   Question is, will he use the keyword ‘activist judges’….

  43. tollwutig says:

     Nah first he will say they are incapable of understanding his legal case in simple words and submit a picture book filing.

  44. JDorfman says:

    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…

  45. Wybaar says:

    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.

  46. Unklebeavis says:

    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?

     

  47. Unklebeavis says:

    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?

     

     

  48. vellocet says:

    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.

  49. Navi says:

    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.

  50. TK n Happy Ness says:

    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?

  51. Ryno says:

    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…

  52. MrKlorox says:

    " 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.

  53. NotSoHardcoreGamer says:

    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.

  54. Shadow D. Darkman says:

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

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  55. Shadow D. Darkman says:

    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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  56. GoodRobotUs says:

    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.

     

  57. Ryno says:

    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…

  58. MechaTama31 says:

    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.

  59. David says:

    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.

  60. Leet Gamer Jargon says:

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

    Himself.

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    Game on, brothers and sisters.

  61. TK n Happy Ness says:

    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?

  62. HarmlessBunny says:

    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.

  63. Leet Gamer Jargon says:

    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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    Game on, brothers and sisters.

  64. Shoehorn Oplenty says:

    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.

  65. E. Zachary Knight says:

    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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  66. GoodRobotUs says:

    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 😉

  67. Shoehorn Oplenty says:

    "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 🙂

  68. Yellowchposticks says:

    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.

  69. 92508 says:

    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"

     

  70. Adam says:

    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.

  71. Leet Gamer Jargon says:

    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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  72. Mottom22 says:

    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.

  73. DavCube says:

    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?

  74. MonkeyPeaches says:

    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. 🙂

  75. ShadowDragon28 says:

    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.

  76. Sharzai says:

    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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  77. GoodRobotUs says:

    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.

  78. gamadaya says:

    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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  79. Icehawk says:

    Hey you know our jackie, guess he was just trying to one-up Churchill.

    What else is there to do when your ego writes checks to big for all of reality to cover?

  80. Attack_Gypsy says:

    Didn’t Bush appoint 2 of the Justices, including the Chief Justice? IIRC, the Court has a Conservative slant at this time…

     

     

    Yes, I am a liberal. I also believe in a strong military, less government, and the right to bear arms. ~ Me Calling an illegal alien an undocumented worker is like calling a crack dealer an unlicensed pharmacist. ~ Me

  81. MonkeyPeaches says:

    What other options? The Supreme Court is the highest in the country, if they say no, there is no other option.

  82. Andrew Eisen says:

    "As Winston Churchill implored:  "Never give in.  Never, never, never, never, never." -Thompson

    Not that it really matters, but Thompson’s got one too many "nevers" in there.

     

    Andrew Eisen

  83. Wormdundee says:

     So this update from JT is basically saying that he’s an idiot? According to him he has 4 other options that are much better than this one and much easier to pull off, yet he tried this first?

    That’s like if you need money and you could just put a second mortgage on your house, but instead he tries to sell his body on a street corner.

  84. Zerodash says:

    As always, Jack has "them right where he wants them".  He’s just full of hot air, and I doubt any of his attempts to get his law license back are of any merit. 

    Let’s not forget how many times Jack has made a big deal out of insignificant things like sending a letter:

    – When he said that Bioshock’s TV commercial (that aired on WWE) was the proof he needed and would destroy Take Two.  This amounted to a letter to the FCC, which surely ended up on a pile of other useless correspondence they get every day.  Jack talked this letter up as if TT was going to be destroyed in mere days.  Nothing happened over this.

    – Jack was going to destroy the AG of Utah and spoke as if his fate was surely sealed.  In truth, Jack wrote a letter to a non-existient "porn czar" and sent it to someone working under the AG.  Nothing happened despite Thompson’s claims.

    – The whole Loyalty Oath nonsense was supposed to be Jack’s sure-fire win against the Bar.  He guaranteed that he would be victorious.  Nothing happened.

    – Jack "promised" us that he would have President Bush on the stand testifying before his disbarment trial.  Whatever.

    – He was certain that Penny Arcade! was going to be shut down and the founders arrested.  He sent a fax to the wrong law enforcement agency, and yet still promised us his imminent victory.

     

    The man has NOTHING in his arsenal that will get him his law license back and he is doing his standard lying & grandstanding.  Plus, what would happen if Jack should win?  It would create a situation where lawyers can be as unethical and horrible as they choose without any body overseeing the profession.  Nobody is going to let that happen.

    It’s over for Jack’s legal career.  Anything he says otherwise is a lie- how typical of him.

  85. Leet Gamer Jargon says:

    Not at all. I have four more options, all better than this one.

    Lemme guess: President, Vice President, Senate, House of Rep.s.

    *Phbt* Yeah, right. It’s over, Thompson. You lost. Accept it, and move on.

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  86. RaineKos says:

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

  87. saberus says:

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

  88. Navi says:

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    — Winston Churchill

  89. Shadow D. Darkman says:

    Oh, fuck, seriously?

    Looks like I need to give the Epoch back to Belthasar for safekeeping when Jack tries to "save the future" by destroying the laws that get in his way (depicted as Lavos) and replacing them with laws banning even the very existence of video games, which will be referred to from then on as "murder simulators" and other shit that makes him supreme everything of all Creation.

    I have a vivid imagination. Or it might be that I’ve been filming a confrontation scene using "Magus Confronted" and the part of the pre-Fiendlord Battle dialogue in which the song plays as a base. My voice may be a bit hoarse from yelling at the top of my voice "COME, IF IT IS DEATH YOU SEEK!!!" as the end of the whole thing. BTW, I did not get in trouble for it.

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  90. BearDogg-X says:

    Most legislators are also practicing lawyers as well, meaning they would also be members of that very same Florida Bar, so that definitely won’t get far. Scratch that one off of the list, and also scratch adding an amendment to the Florida state Constitution to disolve the Florida Bar as well for that same reason.

    Also, 48 of the 50 states(except for California and Maine) have adopted the American Bar Association’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct either in whole or in part. Those rules state that disbarment in one state is grounds for disbarment everywhere else. So even if he were to pass another state’s Bar exam, he wouldn’t qualify for a license in those states.

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  91. HarmlessBunny says:

    I agree the Flordia Legislature is probably a dead end for him. He has made enemies with most of them.

    He has tried repeatily to sue the Florida Bar, and has been rejected a many times.

    As for taking the bar exam in Utah, the Eagle Forum pretty much doesn’t support him anymore. Gayle Ruzicka (sp?) was pretty much disgusted by his bombarding of every Utah Legislature member, pictures of the bikini girls from GTA4, ordering them to "silence this pornography!"

    As for the last option…that is a shot in the dark from 10 kilometers away in high wind.

     

    Pretty much, this was Jack’s best option….and it was rejected.

  92. sirdarkat says:

     I was thinking the bar exam was an option.  Granted he couldn’t practice law in Florida and hopefuly many other states would deny him but I’m sure there is a bar somewhere that he can get back on.

  93. Cecil475 says:

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  94. Attack_Gypsy says:

    Join Scientology. Now that one is funny. Because they’re full of scumbag lawyers that like to harrass people. He’d fit in perfect with their "fair game" policy.

     

     

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  95. Rodrigo Ybáñez García says:

    Jack Thompson´s next options:

    10. Time Travel

    9. Gay Porn

    8. Start a cult

    7. Join to Taliban

    6. Join to Scientology

    5. Get a job on McDonalds or alike (most realistic option)

    4. Kill SCOTUS fax machine

    3. Gay porn (again)

    2. Make a deal with Satan

    1. Keep pretending he is a (good) lawyer, or King of the World…

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  96. hellfire7885 says:

    And yet fire isn’t raining from the skies, the streets aren’t rivers of blood from the innocent, and gamers aren’t taking to the streets with automatic weapons, as per Jackie Boy’s little "predictions"


  97. lizardinmycoffee says:

    I think that’s pretty much par for the course whenever cake or portal is mentioned

  98. hayabusa75 says:

    Thanks, although I have to go work through it later today.  Real celebration’s tomorrow; going to the karaoke bar with about ten friends and make a general ass out of myself!

    "De minimus non curat lex"

  99. Leet Gamer Jargon says:

    Damn, that sucks…I-I-I mean…..happy birthday!

    Well, actually, my friend just turned 21 today: he’s probably gonna get drunk off his ass, smoke a bowl, then play some DB: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 for the PS2 with another friend. He’s an okay guy.

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  100. Gabriel Celesta says:

    Actually, an image of someone getting smeared into the ground would be a much better analogy for Mr. Thompson’s career.

    Like this:

  101. LAG - Law Abiding Gamer says:

    You know, when I read the part about there being four, better, "shorter-shot" opportunities for him to get his license back, for some reason I thought of the scene in PeeWee’s Big Adventure when PeeWee Herman falls off his bike while doing some crazy stunt and, after getting up and dusting himself off, says to the shocked crowd around him, "I meant to do that."

    And hey, they both like porn!

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  102. JDKJ says:

    Because obviously Jack-O’s never played cards and therefore has no idea of the concept of "leading with your strong suit."

  103. lizardinmycoffee says:

    My question is, if this was "the longest of shots," why would you go with that option first? Wouldn’t you go with the options that are more likely to get you results first?

    It just seems to make sense that, if he really cared about getting to be able to practice again, he would go with the options that would yield the best results in the fastest manner…

    …But I guess that requires logic…

    *EDIT* This is all in addition to the obvious stuff that has already been stated by other comments (What 4 options, you’ve lost, go cry yourself to sleep, etc.)

  104. tollwutig says:

     Well let’s see…

     

    He’s got, get the Florida Legislature to overturn the idea of the state bar.  Which considering every state legislature member is advised by at least one Florida Bar member I am sure this will go far.

     

    Sue for the unconstitutionality of the Florida Bar in Federal Court, because we they are unconstitutional for some reason.    Considering the SCotUS has it’s own Bar which you must be admitted to in order to give oral arguments before the court, this one will also go far.

     

    Submit to and take another state’s bar exam.. Utah would be his best bet given he could probably use the Eagle Forum to put pressure on that State’s bar to admit him despite his permaban in Florida.

     

    Some how get the Florida Supreme Court impeached and state the justices had a vendetta against him and get the new justices to overturn the disbarment.

     

    Come on EZK those are all MUCH better options than the US Supreme Court.

     

  105. Erik says:

    So apparently Jack has these four "magic" options.  I am honestly curious to just what those options are.  I mean seeing as he never took advantage of the most logical option during the disbarment procedings.  You know to try and defend himself against the charges against him.  Not once did he ever try to deny anything he did.  Rather instead he tried to attack the unrelated actions of Judge Tunis and others.

    -Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person’s fear of their own freedom-

  106. ezbiker555 says:

    Knowing him EZK, it will be something like this.

    Long shot 1- Harp on a school shooting

    Long shot 2- Do something completly unethical and unmoral

    Long shot 3- Attempt to sue the supreme court

    Long shot 4- march around DC with a sign trying to get a protest started

     

    All four are full of fail which he has yet to realize. I’ll give him credit for not giving up but at this point he should have raised his white flag. To go beyond this blow is insane and just downright destructive for what is left of his carreer.

  107. E. Zachary Knight says:

    You mean there are four (count that 4) better options than the Supreme Court of the United States? The court with the highest ranking of all courts in this country? I am curious to see exactly what those 4 better options are. Throw me a bone if anyone has one. Or four.

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  108. Kincyr says:

    "a person who represents himself has a fool for a client"

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

  109. Icehawk says:

    Well he did refer to 4 more (shorter pathed) long shots.  I guess trying to inveigle god has to be on that list.  Besides god owes him for not having brought the fire and brimstone down on Rockstar/T2.  (sarcasm)

    Seriously though I wonder if he thinks he acutally has friends in goverment.  Could he think his ace in the hole is Security of State Clinton who he claims owes him for grooming her for success?  That begs a even more amusing question.  How could he train anyone to win when he himself is overflowing with fail.  Maybe he is the anti-rep.

  110. Leet Gamer Jargon says:

    Or (better option) admit to his mistakes and apologize. Then, if things went bad for him, he could’ve sucked it up, taken it like an adult, and moved on.

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  111. Leet Gamer Jargon says:

    Can’t see it. What is it?

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  112. PHX Corp says:

    Uhh, he did responded. Wacko Jacko want’s his law license back no matter what gets in his way(What a moron Jackiepoo is)

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

  113. CommiePuddin says:

    I see his next response being an attempt to take down those who have "wronged" him by suing them into oblivion.  If he can’t win, then no one can win.

    The trick will be finding a lawyer that will represent him.

  114. Shoehorn Oplenty says:

    I honestly can’t see him giving a response.

    My reasoning is that in the past, there was always something for him to fall back on. If his law wasn’t passed, then the one planned for the next state certainly would, and then we’d all be sorry!

    When his lawsuits fell through, there was always the next one that would vindicate him completely, and then we’d be sorry!

    When the bar complaints began to be acted on, his arguments about the silly loyalty oath were going to crush the bar and cause them massive problems, and then we’d be sorry.

    When he was disbarred, he was going to get the Supreme Court itself to intervene and get his licence back, and then we’d be sorry!

    Now that this final avenue of action has turned out to be a dead end, there’s nothing for him to fall back on. And now poor old Jack is sorry…

     

  115. MasterAssassin says:

    Oh the Irony here, 10 years ago Thompson started his stupid little crusade and now it’s been put to rest for good. I just hope Jack lets the victims of Columbine rest in peace instead of digging up the bodies so he can rape them for more attention.

  116. Leet Gamer Jargon says:

    Hey, yeah, that’s right! Today’s April 20th, the day of the Columbine massacre!

    Wow…Ten years ago, Thompson started this stupid little anti-video-games crusade, and ten years later, the Supreme Court put the final nail on his legal career’s coffin. So much for avenging the victims, eh, Mr. Thompson?

    *Note: This particular user does not mean to tread upon the memories of the victims of the Columbine massacre or their families or friends. Ten years later, we still remember. Rest in peace.*

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  117. MaskedPixelante says:

    Am I the only one who noticed that Jack has been taken down on the 10th anniversary of Columbine?

    —You are likely to be eaten by a Grue.

  118. jadedcritic says:

    I find myself vaguely curious if he’s going to try and argue that the Supreme Court is in league with Strauss Zelnick. Setting aside jokes about him appealing to God, the next logical step is to take his shenanigans to the other branches of government. I doubt very much that Senor Obama has allot of time for Jack-of-the-hill-people.  So logically speaking, I suspect he’ll take his crusade to congress now.

  119. Mattie says:

    What can he do now? I mean, seriously? He scraped the bottom of the barrel so much that it fell from under him.

  120. PHX Corp says:

    More like poking a beehive with a stick

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

  121. Cerabret100 says:

    We have contacted Thompson for comment but have not yet heard back.

    This is like poking the bear with a stick, except instead of getting mauled, it’ll just roar and bitch in your face while you laugh maniaclly.

  122. DeepThorn says:

    Sadly, pitifully, disgracefully…  Yes, he will definitely say something eventually that will make him look even more like a fool.  I would feel bad for him, but he just needs psychological help.  I think we need to take him, Bush, Palin, and other radical religious nut jobs (more than a few republicans and democrats), and put them on a tiny island to form their own super religious country.

    I fear Alaska isn’t isolated enough for Palin.  We need a place where she has even less effect.  There are some crazy videos of her talking about how God personally did this and that for her to raise funds for her bridge to no where, and other projects of wasteful spending.  Of course, I don’t think Obama’s train idea is that great either…  Lets stick to educating our youth, and advancing our technology.  Just two of the things we did initially to become a super power.

    All in all, we need Thompson to disappear, he is wasting too much tax money with his messes, and is doing nothing for us. 

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  123. Thomas McKenna says:

    Damn, someone beat me to the punch in the "Supreme Court is part of the Conspiracy" thing.  But yeah, I can totally see it happening.

  124. Vake Xeacons says:

    Jack, I got 1 word for you: PWNED! But this ain’t gonna stop his rants. Like the kid at the arcade out of quarters, refusing to believe the game is over, but still trying to play.

  125. Austin_Lewis says:

    Anyone seen the episode of Robot Chicken with the Micro Machine man?  That’s what JT’s comments will be.  Haaha.

    Seriously though, way to go SCOTUS. 

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