Jack Thompson faces disbarrment trial

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  • simiankid 27 Nov 2007 14:39:48 656 posts
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    All together now:

    Mu ha ha!
  • Deleted user 27 November 2007 14:42:13
    Poor guy's just trying to make a living.
  • chopsen 27 Nov 2007 14:43:23 21,822 posts
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    mu ha ha indeed.

    But what EXACTLY has he done wrong? Or can you be banned from practising just for being a bit of a nob?
  • Psychotext 27 Nov 2007 14:43:40 69,955 posts
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    cubbymoore wrote:
    Poor guy's just trying to make a living.
    You can do that without being utterly mental. =)
  • Psychotext 27 Nov 2007 14:45:40 69,955 posts
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    Chopsen wrote:
    But what EXACTLY has he done wrong? Or can you be banned from practising just for being a bit of a nob?
    Repeatedly including porn in court filings. That's probably what they'll get him for (he's been previously warned).
  • Deleted user 27 November 2007 14:46:23
    I guess they must take a pretty dim view of the wasting of court time, frivolous lawsuits etc.

    Doesn't sound much like America, but.
  • simiankid 27 Nov 2007 14:47:38 656 posts
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    Chopsen wrote:
    mu ha ha indeed.

    But what EXACTLY has he done wrong? Or can you be banned from practising just for being a bit of a nob?

    No but you can be disbarred for making false statements and attempting to humiliate, embarrass, harass or intimidate defendents.
  • nickthegun 27 Nov 2007 14:58:42 85,936 posts
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    To make this a traditional Jack Thompson thread can we now have half a dozen overly agressive posts from gamers proving a lot of Thompsons points, please?

    Thanks.
  • Universal_Hamster 27 Nov 2007 15:02:56 4,948 posts
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    Jack Thompson should be shot.

    Out of a cannon.

    Up a cats ass.
  • pjmaybe 27 Nov 2007 15:04:25 70,666 posts
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    All he wanted was a cuddle.

    Poor little fellah.

    Peej
  • Retroid Moderator 27 Nov 2007 15:11:34 45,464 posts
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    I don't think he likes cats.

    WORSE THAN HITLER
  • Lutz 27 Nov 2007 15:13:38 48,870 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    To make this a traditional Jack Thompson thread can we now have half a dozen overly agressive posts from gamers proving a lot of Thompsons points, please?

    Thanks.
    I'd pretend I was playing a GTA game and pop a cap in his ass if I was to ever see "Mr Thompson"

    Good enough for ya? ;)
  • nickthegun 27 Nov 2007 15:16:41 85,936 posts
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    Yeah.

    I would have also accepted 'OMG! Jack Thompson is a cunt and should be shot and killed dead and I hate Jack Thompson and he doesnt know fuck all about games and gamers and he is a cunt'.
  • Lutz 27 Nov 2007 15:18:28 48,870 posts
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    Sorry, I didn't realise we were playing the Ready Money Round.
  • nickthegun 27 Nov 2007 15:19:31 85,936 posts
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    Yes. You got the second top answer. Sorry, no mid-priced family saloon for you!
  • UncleLou Moderator 27 Nov 2007 15:29:42 40,440 posts
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    I really hope, no matter how it ends, this shuts him up. Biggest problem is that he's ridiculing a per se legitimate concern through his conduct, which makes a serious discussion almost impossible. It's like he's on Rockstar's payroll.
  • ScoutTech 27 Nov 2007 15:33:17 2,428 posts
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    Full house!! Conspiracy that he is in colusion with Rockstar :D
  • Culodicarni 27 Nov 2007 15:37:44 55 posts
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    Universal Hamster wrote:
    Jack Thompson should be shot.

    Out of a cannon.

    Up a cats ass.

    pjmaybe wrote:
    All he wanted was a cuddle.

    Poor little fellah.

    Peej.

    I take it you are referring to the cat
  • UncleLou Moderator 27 Nov 2007 15:40:09 40,440 posts
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    ScoutTech wrote:
    Full house!! Conspiracy that he is in colusion with Rockstar :D

    Of course he's not. But if he was, he couldn't do a much better job of ridiculing the whole topic than he did.
  • CyberClaw 27 Nov 2007 15:46:32 2,085 posts
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    UncleLou wrote:
    ScoutTech wrote:
    Full house!! Conspiracy that he is in colusion with Rockstar :D

    Of course he's not. But if he was, he couldn't do a much better job of ridiculing the whole topic than he did.
    We all know that if Rockstar hired someone to do what Jack Thompson did, they'd either be sporting a clown wig and a micro uzi, or a huge cleavage and red lipstick.
  • X201 20 Mar 2008 16:35:56 21,536 posts
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    Thompson barred from submitting cases to the Florida Bar.
    http://gamepolitics.com/2008/03/20/breaking-florida-supreme-court-sanctions-jack-thompson/


    And he's still got the main ruling from the disbarment trial to come.
  • Popzeus 20 Mar 2008 16:39:12 8,425 posts
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    What we cannot tolerate, however, is Thompson’s continued inability to maintain a minimum standard of decorum and respect for the judicial system to which all litigants, and especially attorneys, must adhere

    Not much argument with that.
  • Dirtbox 20 Mar 2008 17:22:03 92,261 posts
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  • X201 25 Mar 2008 16:33:05 21,536 posts
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    Just a heads up for everyone to have a read of this.

    http://gamepolitics.com/category/jack-thompson/bar-trial-series/

    Transcripts of JT's trial and they're oddly enthralling in a slow train crash sort of way. :)
  • Tiger_Walts 25 Mar 2008 16:50:55 16,674 posts
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    JT: Judge Moore, did you bring a libel action against me?

    MOORE: No.

    JT: Why not?

    MOORE: Well -

    TUMA: Objection to relevancy.

    DT: Overruled.

    MOORE: Why not?

    JT: Yes.

    MOORE: Mr. Thompson, I want to have the least amount of contact with you I can have. I don’t know how to put it any other way than that. I don’t want to see you…

    Hahahaha!
  • Tiger_Walts 26 Mar 2008 09:35:00 16,674 posts
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    Wow. I've changed my mind about him after reading those. The man isn't insane. He's just a magnificent asshole, it's a bit like being a magnificent bastard, but not as classy.
  • Deleted user 26 March 2008 09:52:18
    Anyone else reading the thread title as 'Jack Thompson faces dismemberment trial'?
  • X201 22 Apr 2008 10:14:14 21,536 posts
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    It's update time.

    The report probably won't be out until the end of August. The judge has petitioned for an extension of the time needed to write her report.

    The grounds she stated were...

    -the need to wade through a 2,500 page transcript of the trial

    -reviewing 76 exhibits encompassing another 1,700 pages

    -dealing with 400 “pleadings, e-mails, letters and missives (including pictorials)” filed by Thompson since the trial ended in December, 2007.

    -handling a full-time job on the criminal bench

    Full spiel over at Gamepolitics
  • Psychotext 20 May 2008 21:32:37 69,955 posts
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    http://www.gamepolitics.com/

    Among the Florida Bar offenses for which Judge Tunis has recommended a guilty verdict:

    * Knowingly making a false statement of material fact or law to a tribunal
    * Knowingly disobeying an obligation under the rules of a tribunal
    * Communicating the merits of the case with a judge before whom the proceeding is pending
    * Using means that have no purpose other than to embarrass, delay or burden a third person
    * Engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation
    * Engaging in conduct in connection with the practice of law that is prejudicial to the administration of justice, including to knowingly or through callous indifference disparage or humiliate litigants or other lawyers
    * Making statements that the lawyer knows to be false or with reckless disregard as to the truth or falsity concerning the qualifications or integrity of a judge

    It will be up to the FL Supreme Court to rule on these.
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