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:
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."