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« on: September 25, 2008, 04:42:01 PM »

http://kotaku.com/5054772/jack-thompson-disbarred

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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.
I'm sure he'll try to fight it, but it sounds like he pissed off the wrong folks. 

This makes my day a little brighter. smile
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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2008, 04:52:30 PM »

this calls for the happy dance!

we need a happy dance smiley!
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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2008, 04:55:54 PM »

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we need a happy dance smiley!


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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2008, 05:07:43 PM »

About time!   thumbsup
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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2008, 05:23:55 PM »

Game Politics is leading the Happy Dance charge.  they're a pretty good read.

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Noting that "The Court concludes that the facts, as even more extensively detailed in the referee's report, support the referee's numerous recommendations as to guilt," the justiecs of the Florida Supreme Court affirmed Thompson's offenses as delineated by Judge Tunis:

[Thompson] made false statements of material factto courts and repeatedly violated a court order
[Thompson] communicated the subject of representation directly with clients of opposing counsel
[Thompson] engaged in prohibited ex parte communications
[Thompson] publicized and sent hundreds of pages of vitriolic and disparaging missives, letters, faxes, and press releases, to the affected individuals
[Thompson] targeted an individual who was not involved with respondent in any way, merely due to "the position [the individual] holds in state and national politics;"
[Thompson]falsely, recklessly, and publicly accused a judge as being amenable to the "fixing" of cases
[Thompson] sent courts inappropriate and offensive sexual materials
[Thompson] falsely and publicly accused various attorneys and their clients of engaging in a
conspiracy/enterprise involving "the criminal distribution of sexual materials to minors" and attempted to get prosecuting authorities to charge these attorneys and their clients for racketeering and extortion
[Thompson] harassed the former client of an attorney in an effort to get the client to use its influence to persuade the attorney to withdraw a defamation suit filed by the attorney against respondent
[Thompson] retaliated against attorneys who filed Bar complaints against him for his unethical conduct by asserting to their clients, government officials, politicians, the media, female lawyers in their law firm, employees, personal friends, acquaintances, and their wives, that the attorneys were criminal pornographers who objectify women.

The Court also upheld a fine of $43,675 against Thompson.
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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2008, 05:28:16 PM »

But what if he has a sith-style apprentice that's even worse!?!?!?
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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2008, 05:30:07 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2008, 05:37:37 PM »

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In response to our request for comment Thompson sent Kotaku a copy of an emergency motion he filed with the court, this despite the ruling which states that only another attorney in good standing with the Florida Bar could file a motion for rehearing on Thompson's behalf.

In the motion Thompson outlines what he hints at as a perversion of justice, one that won't allow him, for instance, to meet with a potential client who he says is an inmate in a state prison.

Thompson also sent over a press release saying that the disbarment is in retaliation for, among other things, Thompson's Tyndale House book Out of Harm's Way which he says blew the whistle on what he describes as the Florida Supreme Court's attack on his activism against the American entertainment industry.

He's going to wind up in jail before this is done (if it's ever done).
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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2008, 05:40:06 PM »

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He's going to wind up in jail before this is done (if it's ever done).
Jack in federal 'pound me in the ass' prison?  That'd be a great day. 
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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2008, 06:34:31 PM »

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« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2008, 06:43:46 PM »

Quote from: Huw the Poo on September 25, 2008, 06:34:31 PM



That's a pretty good animated icon we should use for the happy dance!
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« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2008, 07:44:47 PM »

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In her report, the referee states: .... respondent has demonstrated a pattern of conduct to strike out harshly, extensively, repeatedly and willfully to simply try to bring as much difficulty, distraction and anguish to those he considers in opposition to his causes.

Sounds like someone played a little too much Doom if ya ask me.   icon_biggrin icon_lol ninja
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« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2008, 07:46:29 PM »

Real justice would be all the news networks that used him as their expert witness to report this and disclose that they used him as their expert in their news stories on violent crime and video games.
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« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2008, 10:09:38 PM »

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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.

http://kotaku.com/5054772/jack-thompson-disbarred

Woot. We win.
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« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2008, 10:27:56 PM »

Just saw this on Digg. Awesome news.  thumbsup

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« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2008, 12:43:20 AM »

This is a win for America right here.
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« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2008, 12:48:09 AM »

Search is your friend Chucklehead.
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« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2008, 12:49:40 AM »

now can we disbar Daehawk for not learning to use the search option?
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« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2008, 01:19:29 AM »

Hell Yeah! It's about time
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« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2008, 01:51:17 AM »

Its not off topic..KD used the wrong forum..ha!
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« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2008, 01:52:07 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on September 26, 2008, 12:49:40 AM

now can we disbar Daehawk for not learning to use the search option?

No. But we can disbar him for not continuing the NSFW thread.
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« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2008, 02:35:36 AM »

Quote from: Daehawk on September 26, 2008, 01:51:17 AM

Its not off topic..KD used the wrong forum..ha!

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« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2008, 07:45:29 AM »

Woo hoo!  About freakin time they caught on to this nutjob.
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« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2008, 08:47:19 PM »

http://search.twitter.com/search?max_id=935597655&page=6&q=%22so+disbarred%22

Some of these are hilarious:

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Jack Thompson is so disbarred he can't even practice the law of gravity.
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Jack Thompson is so disbarred, he can't even write on legal pads.
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Jack Thompson is so disbarred, he's not even allowed to approach the bench at a picnic table.
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« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2008, 07:48:48 PM »

Ah ... I think I'll play some Saints Row tonight in Jack's honor.

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