Legal Blogs React to Jack Thompson's Gay Porn Court Filing

September 30, 2007 -
Here's a quick survey of what some popular legal blogs are saying about Jack Thompson's inclusion of gay porn with a U.S. District Court filing:

Above the Law: Practice Pointers: Do Not File Gay Porn With Judge Jordan
Best Line: (from comments) Been before Judge Jordan. Not the type of judge you want angry at you. I would expect a contempt order and stiff (no pun intended) sanctions.

Southern District of Florida Blog: How to Make a Federal Judge Really Angry
Best Line: It's almost impossible to get under Judge Jordan's skin, but Jack Thompson has found out a way to do so -- include graphic images of gay porn in his filings. This is no joke...

Overlawyered: Latest Jack Thompson Follies
Best Line: Longtime Overlawyered favorite Jack Thompson... to prove his (wildly off-topic) point filed several graphically pornographic photos with the court...

ABA Journal: Lawyer Angers Judge With Gay Sex Photos
Best Line: Jack Thompson's attempt to make a point about a gay news Web site has backfired badly.

Quiz Law: He'll Be Riding Six White Horses When He...
Best Line: Jack Thompson and Paul Revere: Two peas in a pod. American heroes. One warns that the British are coming, and the other distributes images of gay men c*****g.  

Comments

You know, after reading this article I don't know how to feel. One part of me wants to pity Thompson, another wants to loathe Thompson even more, and another part of me wants to burst out into song over Thompson's eventually disbarrment.

Right so after reading what jack describes as the vital information that makes posting gay pornography rational (it doesnt).

it seems the entire crux of his defence against the judge is that this other lawyer who operates a private gay website that has links to gay pornography is worse than him and thus jack should get away with being an asshole.

COME ON JACK! youre a lawyer, admittedly a bad one but even you should realise how terrible a defence that is, the judge is right to ask for relevance because even if this gay business was criminal (which it isnt) it absolutely does nothing to diminish your misconduct in any way.

Really jack, at first I was annoyed by you, then I laughed at your antics (i still do) but now I'm just pissed off and I want you gone, not just because you mock the legal system and even the human race with your despicable behaviour but imply because its not fair for the anti-videogame side to have you. i may disagree with the stance but I'm all for rational debate and resolution, and it does them a disservice to be associated with a self obsessed ranting moron like you.

Your hatred and your despicable behaviour and attempts to stifle freedom have earnt you a place in hell, I pray that you can find a way to undo your hate jack, I really do.

I'm still confused how that letter, at any point, helped Jack's case in this entire ordeal? Someone please explain this to me, because I read it and a lot of it was tooting his own horn...

@DarkTetsuya:

He even gets a footnote?

Not a good idea there /b/rother...

Disclaimer: If I piss any of you who are religious off, please understand that I'm just making an analogue from my perspective, and that I do respect that you believe what you believe even though I don't actually respect what you believe.

JT reminds me of every Christian I have ever had the displeasure of arguing anything with. He believes what he says is true, and factual, simply because he believes it so. Like his believing in something to be detrimental, is the reason for it being detrimental. I get the same sort of reaction from Fundy Christians when discussing the Bible, "The Bible is the word of God, and I believe it to be truth." "Really here's 50 examples of how and why the bible has factual errors in it." *Fingers in ears* "BLAH BLAH IT"S THE WORD OF GOD!!!!!! IT"S TRUE YOUR WRONG AND GOING TO HELL!!!!" Jackie's the same way. He's so certain that he's in the right, that he's the persecuted one, and that everyone is just stupid and blind, even though we're the rational ones saying that there's no proof to his asinine claims and that he's really coming off as a complete nutter.

I've come to the point where I simply feel sorry for him. I pity his poor kid, and I really hope Jr's got himself a good therapist and goes by an alias at school.

As a Florida tax payer, and since there's no income tax in this state, any of you that have visited and bought anything are Florida tax payers, I'm disgusted by his wasting of tax money and court time on his crusades against obscenity and video games. Sadly, there doesn't seem to be any chance of him ever stopping. His disbarment won't prevent him from filing as a private citizen, and contempt charges will only vindicate him and make him a martyr in his own mind. I doubt any sanctions would even prevent him from being on TV claiming to be an expert on video game violence. Jacko, newsflash, using tragedies to defend a position that only ignorant people with no knowledge or experience with gaming hold doesn't make you an expert. It makes you a pig and a sicko. You prey on victims to further your cause and promote yourself. You should be ashamed. It seems though that we're stuck with you until you die of natural causes. Which sadly will probably be a long time, since I figure you're so oblivious to the world around you that you don't suffer from job related stress. "Ooh, the Federal court system wants to send me to jail for introducing gay porn into the public record, JT FTW!!! HOOAH!!!" Ponce.

"As a teenaged “Student Mayor for a Day” in my 3,000 student high school in my all-white Ohio town"

hmmmm methinks mr thompson might have a little racist problem

@ Nobody

You're just realizing this NOW?

Due to a change in heart I would like to withdraw my previous post.

If it wasn't established before, this reinforces the fact that Jack is the laughing stock of the legal community.

So Jack has untill friday to come up with a reason that justifies what he has done to the Judge right?

@RaZor
November 1st? I dont know where your shopping but I already see stores with entire areas devoted to christmas.

@Johnny

Just one thing I noticed on that site that I find very interesting: "Only registered users are allowed to post comments." Our friendly resident massacre chaser has registered himself as a user of the NGN site? As much as he raves about how much he hates gay people, I find that odd.

I do not think, however, that he will give up, even if he is disbarred. Did the US give up when Germany bombed Pearl Harbor? No! Did Rommel give up when his forces were stopped by the Great Wall of China? No! Did Alexander the Great let the Russian Winter stop him from sacking the Kremlin? No! Did the people of the Netherlands give up when Genghis Khan breached their borders and invaded Belgium? No! Jack will never give up, not as long as their are massacres to chase and more opportunities to make a fool of himself!

From the stupid letter he wants us to read:
"The obscenity trafficking lawyer’s lawyer has now written me and told me that I should
be “ashamed” of myself for “trafficking in obscenity.” I am receiving death threats at
my home because this judge decided to handle this this way. I received a packet at my
home, through the mail yesterday, from a gay sex advocacy organization on how to
“come out of the closet.”"

ROFL

@ DarkTetsuya

Which episode?

So Jack thompson has added gay news sites to sites he trolls. Heh.....

Ahh in that letter hasn't JT done the porn evidence thing all over again with the Howard Stern statement? There was no need at all to quote Stern's statement and requesting that GP make the letter public? he could have referred to the case and the circumstances and results of the case but quoting twice just seems reckless, the recipients of the case could have looked up the quote if needed.

I don't know how JT can defend himself in this, by including the porn material in a submission that is publicly available he became guilty of the same crime he was complaining about, but he went even further he was supplying the material first hand. Damn i wonder how he can use a quote from the bible to get out of this one.

Jack is srewed

Quizlaw wins this round I think :)

I have to agree Chuma, Quiz Law said it best.

Wow, is Thompson's boat sinking fast or is it just me?

Looks good, I wonder if Judge Jordan will accept my "crime is punishement" defence for poor Jack Thompson.

Quizlaw does win the round, indeed.

I've been wondering for a while, can the comments JT has made here and elsewhere come into play at all in a professional misconduct suit? The comments he made a few weeks back about Gamerdad (In the initial post about the heart attack) disgusted me so much, I get a sick feeling in my stomach every time I hear JT's name now. That act alone is concrete proof to me that there is something deeply wrong with JT.

Now we have this which is something that no rational person would do, especially if they are on the verge of losing their legal license. The only conclusions I can draw are that he either thinks he is invincible, or wants to lose his license. If the later, he must either think it will make him some kind of a martyr or it will give him an excuse to bow out without looking bad.

Of course, I am trying to rationalize this. Meh.

Dracis:

His boat is sinking, but he appears to be making more holes in it to let the water out...

No James. This is the internet. Where people can be fucktards in anonymity.

THen again, JT posts like an anonymous fucktard WITHOUT the anonymity.

@ DarrelBT:

Me and the /b/rethen of the pits of humanity are the examples of that, once anonymity is lost, the atitude is lost.

And Jack Thompson is going for "heat" (the übersite sense of it, not the flames).

The score so far: Dennis - 1, JT - -6.

Just as a curiosity, Dennis, any sign of any legal blogs that support John Bruce?

Nightwng2000
NW2K Software

@nightwng2000

I doubt it. The internet isn't big with oxymorons.

I certainly am enjoying the fact that you all are enjoying yourselves with this amazing misreportage. Ask, if you want the facts, for Mr. McCauley to link to the letter to the Ad Hoc Committee that is in the court file. He has it. He won't share it, because it turns this entire thing into something that is a huge benefit to me.

If Your Censor in Chief here is so sure it does not, then he should link to it. Until he does, this thing is what it is: a hoax based upon a lie.

Jack Thompson

GP: if you feel that this yada-yada letter is important to your cause, who am I to stand in your way? so, here ...  My opinion, however, is that it's just like most other things you write, chest-beating, they're all out to get me, etc.

That you manage to hawk your book in the middle of the filing ( ...available at bookstores or on-line
everywhere)
is at once comical and disgraceful. Hoping to sell a few copies to the ad hoc committee members? Or simply bragging that you've written a book?

You seem to want to discredit Judge Jordan's order by making the point that a kid would need a credit card to access the federal PACER docket system and that would keep them out. But you made the opposite argument in regard to online sales of M-rated games.

Have you got one supporter in this ridiculous episode? Even one? Is there anyone, anywhere who gets the point you were trying to make in sending porn to the court, even after the Florida Supreme Court warned you about such nearly six months ago?

If so, I'd love to hear their view. Please send them my way.

 

Well Darrel, i don't blame him for asking, seeing as Jack has brought up the site numerous times in his court filings, giving the judge and whoever else all the reason in the world to check the site and find his posts.

But yeah, for someone who continually bragged "Ha, i'm using my real name instead of anonymous avatars, you cowardly pissants!" he's sure not making himself look much better.

Quiz Law, how many marriage preprositions have you gotten lately?

Is anyone else finding an interesting comparison to one Justice League (Unlimited?) episode where Lex Luthor finds out he's gotten a fatal case of kryptonite poisoning from carrying around a piece, as a means to kill Superman after committing a crime, for so long?

No offense to Luthor fans, but I'm pretty sure him and Jack would be able to have some interesting conversations with the ideals of paranoia in mind...

Proposition, I mean. My appologies - just one of those mornings!

sure quizlaw is a good one liner but southerndistrict of florida just shows that its not only us here at GP that realise jack thompson is famous for sinking lower than anyones expectations.

Is anyone really surprised that his "peers" find him a raving lunatic as well?

Hardly, BaronJuJu.

His actions are so obviously inappropriate in reference to multiple standards and morals on various levels, to say the very least...

I'd assume that there happens to be very few individuals whom do not find him to be somewhat...yeah. I cannot bring myself to type anything polite. Just insert your favourite description of Jack Thompson before "yeah". Eheh...

I dunno, I kind of felt like we were the only people who saw Jack's crazy this whole time and It feels good to know that his own peers feel the same way about him that we do.

BTW, I hope we are all proved wrong about the violent video game --> real world violence link when Jack's kid goes on a shooting spree from playing all of the M rated games he bought.

A republican talking about censoring.. How cute.

@ *sigh*

Yeah, but even then there's the fact that he has JT as a father... I'm sure that'd drive anyone to kill.

I was wondering how the non-Game Politics-visiting lawyers thought about JT. What Nightwing said though.

Once again, Dennis Mc"Smelly" gets it wrong!
i am a famous law-talky man who has watched Night Court and once i wroted down my words for people to say it was bad and i shouldn't writed them down no more!
Judges get mad at gay people because they are gay, not because i sended the pictures from the magic box to them. Jesus knows gayism is against the constitution of the God and he fights Bhudda all night long to make sure the sun rises in the morning.
of course, everyone who disagrees with me is now and was previously a member of the Communist party and prevents childrens from doing learnings, and possibly gayist retardeds too.

Wow, GP you're right, a 10 page letter of...nothing. Ranting and raving at any person who thinks he is wrong. He still can't write a letter to save his lfe without insulting someone at every turn. Sad, just sad.


I had to laugh when I saw the picture of his book cover on in the letter. Talk about vain

Here is my question: Who pays for all these legal shenanigans?

@Tristram

As a Florida taxpayer, we do for the courts time on this.

"I certainly am enjoying the fact that you all are enjoying yourselves with this amazing misreportage."

Oh, Jackie, there's no misreportage here, you just did something stupid and everyone knows it except for you. Enjoy your disbarment and possible legal action since after all, you did just distribute gay porn for all the world, including minors, to see.

So everyone is against you Jack?
It's you against the world!
The problem is when the world believes your wrong, it doesn't matter much what you think. The majority decides the norm, and last I checked filing porn with legal documents isn't the normal state of affairs in a court of law. Stop wasting my money with your shenanigans.

@BaronJuJU

I suspected as much.

I also read some of the letter (about seven pages) and I have to say that he throws the word "proof" and "proving" around a lot. Also, he seems to think that many of the things he says are self evident. And philosophy undergrad could tell you that isn't the way to go about making a solid argument.

Oh maybe I should have my little sister set up a sting operation to try to obtain these gay images from your submission. After all it worked for you with Target and Best Buy right?

GP, thanks for posting the ad hoc yada-yada.

As a teenaged “Student Mayor for a Day” in my 3,000 student high school in my all-white Ohio town

Out of curiosity, were you ever Hall Monitor?

Many people think that “gay adult porn” is naked men holding hands or kissing.

Really? I would have assumed that "gay adult porn" were like any other porn, except involving gay adults.

It is a miracle that I am now a lawyer and that I have survived

Wow, I really couldn't put it any better myself.

Mr. Thompson, he DID post those letters. Sorry that you decide only to read how many times your name is in the article and nothing else.

Well after trawling through the heap of s*** that was the letter Jack is claiming was withheld from us (notice he always blame Dennis for not posting it rather than posting a link himself because he so desperately wants the attention), it reads like he pasted together every single "urgent press release" he ever wrote all rolled into one.

It also contains numerous spelling and grammatical errors, constant over emphasis of lines with italics and changes of fonts... I think my niece could have written it better. He quotes in bold a line by Howard Stern *twice* just to get peoples attention and the whole of the last two pages go on and on about god and Martin Luther King and at one stage even references Alice in Wonderland...

One of the amusing quotes is that he justifies sending in gay porn because, and I quote;

"Many people think 'gay adult porn' is naked men holding hands and kissing"

Just how stupid does he think the people he is talking to are? Not only that but he lies and claims that the material is directly on the site from his rival lawyer rather than a link stating "I got this obscenity off a Florida lawyer's web site where it was accessible, free of charge, to children". This is slander, plain and simple and I hope Norm Kent gets wind of that letter.
 
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