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Anti-videogame lawyer permanently disbarred

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Sep 2008 17:25 User comments (10)

Anti-videogame lawyer permanently disbarred Gamepolitics is reporting that the infamous anti-videogame lawyer Jack Thompson has been permanently disbarred effective October 25th after the Flordia Supreme Court made a ruling in his case.
When reading the decision, the Court cited Thompson's long history of public misconduct while adding the recommendations of Judge Dava Tunis, the judge who was in charge of Thompson's ethics trial last year. In addition to the disbarring, the court is ordering Thompson to pay $43,675 USD in monetary restitution for legal fees incurred by the state.

In response to the decision Thompson has filed an appeal and is looking for an emergency stay on the decision. Additionally, Thompson released a press statement that calls the the decision a "retaliation for Thompson’s Tyndale House book Out of Harm’s Way, published in 2005, which blew the whistle on the Florida Supreme Court’s earlier efforts in the 1990’s to literally pathologize his faith-based and successful activism against the American entertainment industry."

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10 user comments

126.9.2008 17:47

Quick does Penny-Arcade know about this yet?

226.9.2008 19:14
1bonehead
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Takes a lot to get a lawyer disbarred

326.9.2008 20:36

Originally posted by 1bonehead:
Takes a lot to get a lawyer disbarred

And a doctor, hell its bad enough if you sue for malpractice you have to pay another DR to testify...

426.9.2008 23:18
susieqbbb
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Jack thompson:


NOTHING BUT A MORON.

527.9.2008 1:35

Ugh, this just means he'll have more free time to do his "activism." Of course, he'll have less money, but I'm sure he'll find a way.

627.9.2008 3:37
1bonehead
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Originally posted by susieqbbb:
Jack thompson:


NOTHING BUT A MORON.


But is that not an oxymoron of most lawyers ?

The BPI Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, EMI.
The RIAA Soundexchange Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, EMI.
The IFPI Are: The same anti consumer lot as listed above!
The MPAA Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, DISNEY, PARAMOUNT, FOX.

727.9.2008 4:06

this is just justice in the fact that some idiot thought he could blame video games instead of poor parenting and poor upbringings of todays youth. he probably would of been more succecsfull in trying to stop teen pregnancy.

827.9.2008 12:45

Originally posted by 1bonehead:
Takes a lot to get a lawyer disbarred
not in florida =]

927.9.2008 18:36

"efforts in the 1990’s to literally pathologize his faith-based and successful activism "

i doubt they would deny this. He, and his faith based ideology definitely show signs of psychiatric abnormalities.

1027.9.2008 19:16
1bonehead
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Originally posted by lxfactor:
Originally posted by 1bonehead:
Takes a lot to get a lawyer disbarred
not in florida =]

Any other names come to mind in Florida ?

The BPI Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, EMI.
The RIAA Soundexchange Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, EMI.
The IFPI Are: The same anti consumer lot as listed above!
The MPAA Are: SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER GROUP, DISNEY, PARAMOUNT, FOX.

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