Did This Document Bring Florida Supreme Court's Wrath Down Upon Jack Thompson?

February 22, 2008 -
As GamePolitics reported yesterday, the Florida Supreme Court alleged earlier this week that controversial Miami attorney Jack Thompson has "abused the legal system by submitting numerous frivolous and inappropriate filings in this Court."

In GP's experience, Thompson's legal filings are indeed frequent, often vitriolic, and occasionally come with, ahempictures attached. But that's old news. So what filing of Thompson's pushed the Florida Supremes to the brink?

The Daily Business Review reports that a December document was specifically mentioned in the Court's show cause order to Thompson:
The court described one of Thompson's recent filings in detail. [Thompson] dubbed it a "children's picture book for adults," interspersing images with text in his motion due to "the court's inability to comprehend" his arguments.

Images included "swastikas, kangaroos in court, a reproduced dollar bill, cartoon squirrels, Paul Simon, Paul Newman, Ray Charles, a handprint with the word 'slap' written under it, Bar Governor Benedict P. Kuehne, a baby, Ed Bradley, Jack Nicholson, Justice Clarence Thomas, Julius Caesar, monkeys, a house of cards," the order said. 

You can see that filing here (MS Word format), slightly edited for length. For his part, Thompson told the DBR:
I have a right to file anything I want with the court. It is beyond bizarre that they think they can tell me I can't seek relief. They can deny relief, but they can't tell me I can't seek relief.

GP: Some folks are asking in comments, so let me reiterate. This is a real document that Thompson really filed with the real Florida Supreme Court in December. Apparently, it made the justices really mad...

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Re: Did This Document Bring Florida Supreme Court's Wrath ...

Jack Thompson is definitely getting hammered down by the law, but with that many inappropriate filings, it was bound to happen that someone say something. He has been filing quite a number of filings in a short period of time, something that a reputable Criminal Attorney Fort Lauderdale wouldn't do. Thompson needs to stop wasting the court's time.

Re: Did This Document Bring Florida Supreme Court's Wrath Down

Making fun of a mentally sick person should be considered a penal action and the authors should be sent to jail. ___ piano lessons

ROFLMAO

wow I almost feel sad for JT because of his mental condition. Shame on Fox News for abusing mentally disturbed individuals.

Jack is ripping off Yahtzee now, but that is scary insane.

This looks like he asked a second-grader to write this for him.

I always knew Jack was loopy but after reading that filing... he truly is insane, isn't he? I'm not even attempting to be inflammatory... the man really is certifiable!

You know, I've heard it said by some, including Hal, that Jack is a smart guy and not to underestimate him. I've tried to see, through all the huff and bluster, posturing and religious invective the actual method to his madness and try to discern some sort of battle strategy.

But this document however, proves one thing beyond the shadow of a doubt: he has none. He really is as crazy as we think he is. He's got no plan, no end condition, nothing. All he wanted was to get his name in the history books and nothing more. Norm Kent hit the nail on the head. Jack will get his name in the history books all right, just not in the way he wanted. Instead of being seen as a moral crusader, he'll be taught in law classes and textbooks as an example of how not to be an attorney.

What the court is saying: "Show some maturity in your filings."

What Jack hears: "You aren't allowed to defend yourself, Take-Two said so."

I liked the bit where he plugged his book near the end. Again. Highly offensive though. While Thompson strives to be clear to the court, I think most of us can see where this is headed.

Wow...

The next headline is gonna be: "Crazy Anti-Videogame lawyer kills 10 people in Florida bar and shoots himself!"

"Won´t somebody please think of the children?... oh, and buy my book..." were his finals words before he shoot his head.

(I´m so violent, maybe games are guilty indeed xD)

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Jesus H fucking Christ.

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WTF, GP, could you please confirm that confirmation? Oh, God.

It's real isn't it. This isn't even funny anymore. Actually it is. One part of me is laughing. Another is crying. How can someone be so insane? How? Why? WTF?

Then again, we can do a near quote from Kryten. "This man is John Bruce Thompson. It is his crime, it is also his punishment."

He's crackers.

Alright. I know when I'm beat. As a criminal defense attorney, I have defended all walks of life, from defendants who have falsely confessed to crimes, to myself. I have wrapped up 15-yearl-old cases in a single day. I have proven clients innocent of larceny by proving them guilty of murder, then proved them innocent of that murder. I have dealt with the scum of the earth, from loan sharks, to ex-girlfriends, to prosecutors who themselves are the true culprits. As one man against the world, my desperate efforts have known no equal.

Until now.

John Bruce Thompson, I concede defeat. The shenanigans I have brought to the court of law are no match for what you have achieved in a single document.

@mattie

you don't know jack thompson then.

you must remember this is the same person who called everyone here nazis and likened us to the hilter.

when you understand the livejournal banned him. live journal actually frickin banned him.

Wow, we killed Game Politics for a little while.

GP: Is it unethical to post his wife's company website? :D

Wow, I thought Jack had gone off the deep end before but that's just... wow, man.

No wonder the bar threw a fit. He's treating them like children or second-rate internet trolls.

The only reason Jack wasn't found insane is probably because that he went to a psychiatrist of his own choosing. Pay one enough money, and they'll find anyone sane.

@ Eville

We want to avoid all negative actions toward John Bruce and his family. So please, no spamming him or his wife.

You have to admit...he's got balls.

Is anyone else starting to like him :p ?

That letter is absolutely hilarious.

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Okay, we already knew Jack has absolutely no sense of legal propriety (assuming I spelled that correctly), and I don't have time at the moment to look through that document, but... good grief.

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"I have a right to file anything I want with the court. It is beyond bizarre that they think they can tell me I can’t seek relief. They can deny relief, but they can’t tell me I can’t seek relief."

So like an immature middle schooler fighting with his parents, Thompson's argument is "YOU CAN'T TELL ME WHAT TO DO!"

Hey, I remember reading that at the time. My thoughts were mainly variations on "WTF?"

The list of pictures read like something from the Daily Show.

OMG this is hilarious. I'm sooo screen capping this for when I need a good laugh.

Does Thompson even know what the word "professionalism” means? I mean... God!! What a dimwitted tool!!

"I have a right to file anything I want with the court. It is beyond bizarre that they think they can tell me I can’t seek relief. They can deny relief, but they can’t tell me I can’t seek relief."

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What does Cool Hand Luke have to do with anything?

So like an immature middle schooler fighting with his parents, Thompson’s argument is “YOU CAN’T TELL ME WHAT TO DO!”

You may be on to something... Perhaps - in the 80's when he was still living with his parents, they denied him play time for video games - and now, he's most bitter indeed!!

lol

One gets the impression that Thompson just figured out how to import pictures into word documents. And, like a school kid, he is showing off his newfound knowledge by running out and frivolously showing off.

"Mommy, mommy! Look what I learned today!"

Filing documents and trying to use the legal system as your personal attack dog are two entirely different things

Um...well...wow.

I think we can all say this is definitely FARK-worthy. (I've already submitted it to FARK, BTW)

*blink* Wow.

That document is a work of art. The only thing missing is some melting watches and some excess paint splattered across it.

And this document was supposed to help his argument how???

The more I see from JT, the more I am convinced that he is definately mentally unstable and that document just proves that fact all the more.

I'm no lawyer. nor will I ever be, but even I can see by doing something like filing this "document" is, to be perfectly blunt, absolutely childish and foolish.

It's almost like JT wants to be disbarred, but I doubt he even sees the problem at all.

This can't be real can it? Where did dennis get this from?

He needs to change his Depends. What a delusional crybaby.

The Florida Supreme Court is not telling him that "he can't seek relief" if he doesn't show cause, but that he'd only to be able file documentation through another attorney.

And all because he is unable or unwilling to practice what he preaches.

So, this is the legal equivalent of banging on piano keys, claiming you're playing chopsticks.

I didn't read the document as I don't care. But I did look at all the pictures.

I must say, "WOW!" And he thinks he is capable of practicing law?!?

That would not have passed for an eighth grade english paper. How can he expect it to pass for a legal document?

Jack Thompson thinks he's the only 'grown-up' ever. Plain and simple. So in doing so, he ALSO acts like he's only one-tenth his actual age to 'bring himself down to their level.'

The man is a prick.

If this is legit, i'd love to see him give a powerpoint presentation sometime.

Maybe he also thinks that everyone acts the same in real-life as they do on the Internet, and has decided thats the only he can communicate with anyone nowadays.

"The Florida Bar doesn't get it at all! These images are indeed LULZ-worthy. Why the Florida Bar has not done one iota of research on the matter is beyond me, Thompson. Epic fail, indeed a most epic fail by the Florida Bar."

I've never looked at a GP article before and thought "No way. This has to be a fake". Then I saw the letter. I mean this in all sincerity, I have trouble believing that it's legit.

Not that I doubt GP or the source. It's just that much WTF?

-P

"Ray has gone bye-bye, Egon."

I saw this letter yesterday on the justiceblogspot, I truly thought it was one of the bloggers lampooning Jack's childish filings. I honestly laughed at the ridiculous nature of it, though I couldn't read more than a paragraph due to the interrupting nature of the pictures.
I would've hated to have been the one who had to read the entire thing.

OK, IANAL, and I have no idea what the technicalities of a court are. Do courts use some sort of Rosetta Stone or Enigma machine to translate this into something that makes sense, or do they view this in the same way I do, the same way one would look at a man walking down the street wearing a tu-tu, skipping, with a large can of SpaghettiOs strapped atop his head with a power steering belt?

I think the guy's insane. This no way for a rational person to behave. I honestly, genuinely think the guy's gone insane...
 
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