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Jack Thompson Disbarred

Postby Baconsticks » Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:01 pm

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Is it finally game over for Florida lawyer and violent video game opponent Jack Thompson? Judgment has been entered in the case that started last year and came to a head when Judge Dava Tunis recommended permanent disbarment for the bombastic, showboating law man. The court has approved the report and has ordered that JT is officially disbarred as of 30 days from today.
The Court approves the corrected referee's report and John Bruce Thompson is permanently disbarred, effective thirty days from the date of this order so that respondent can close out his practice and protect the interests of existing clients. If respondent notifies the Court in writing that he is no longer practicing and does not need the thirty days to protect existing clients, this Court will enter an order making the permanent disbarment effective immediately. Respondent shall accept no new business from the date this order is filed.
Note that Thompson still has a chance for a retrial, only due to court sanctions the motion must me submitted by a member of the Florida Bar in good standing, and I don't know that anyone wants to touch this one. It's also worth noting that along with disbarment, Thompson has been ordered to reimburse the Florida Bar fees amounting to $43,675.35. Ouch.

We've contacted both the Supreme Court of Florida and Jack Thompson for comment and will update the story if both or either respond.


About time! :D
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Postby TyVulpine » Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:18 pm

Halellujah!

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Postby Bocaj Claw » Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:34 pm

Kaloo kallay! That'll learn 'im for stopping the release of what could have been the best game of the 1900s: Sex n' Murder Simulator 5000.
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Postby Steve the Pocket » Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:05 am

On behalf of the gamers of the world, I propose a toast to the man, Jack Thompson... "Wacko Jacko" to most of us. One must never forget, that in a world where opposition to video game violence lay as thick as a horde of ravenous alien zombies, Thompson stepped in to steal the spotlight from those who dared to sound like they knew what they were talking about. His flagrant and hilarious unprofessionalism made him a living strawman and and made the whole lot of them look utterly foolish by association, not to mention keeping the Resistance amused. He shall indeed be missed.

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Postby Bocaj Claw » Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:57 pm

How about a game of Glorifying Crime and Gang Violence 3 in his honor?
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Postby osprey » Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:28 pm

Jack Thompson's Psychotic Stabbing Spree 2(published by Rockstar).

As a player of very violent video games, I must say: PWN3D.
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Postby GeorgiaCoyote » Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:18 pm

TyVulpine wrote:Halellujah!


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Postby darterWolf » Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:44 pm

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Postby Rooster » Mon Oct 13, 2008 2:33 pm

Am I the only person who didn't care about this fat turd, or anything that spilled out of his flabby mouth and just got on with my life instead of getting worked up and going "wft omg jakc johnson suxxors!>!!" ?

Really?

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Postby Arloest » Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:06 pm

Well, I don't play video games, so no, I was kind of on the apathetic side myself as well.

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Postby nickspoon » Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:25 pm

Rooster wrote:Am I the only person who didn't care about this fat turd, or anything that spilled out of his flabby mouth and just got on with my life instead of getting worked up and going "wft omg jakc johnson suxxors!>!!" ?

Really?

This particular fat turd was (once) quite a well-respected lawyer, and the things that spilled out of his flabby mouth carried considerable weight. He was a dangerous advocate of censorship. You can be concerned without being petulant.
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Postby Shinigetsu » Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:52 pm

Never heard of him.

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Postby Tom Flapwell » Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:27 pm

Rooster wrote:"wft omg jakc johnson suxxors!>!!"

Hey, leave Jack Johnson out of this. He makes good music.
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Postby Rooster » Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:38 pm

Oh, so they're different people?

Also, in my experience most people describable as "fat turds" are usually lawyers/insurence men/politicians, so I wasn't far off.

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Postby osprey » Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:43 am

Tom Flapwell wrote:
Rooster wrote:"wft omg jakc johnson suxxors!>!!"

Hey, leave Jack Johnson out of this. He makes good music.

QFT.
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