Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

January 4, 2009 -

Jack Thompson is hoping that the United States Supreme Court will consider his appeal of the Florida Supreme Court ruling that disbarred him for life.

In mid-December the anti-game attorney requested from the U.S. Superme Court an extension of a Christmas Eve deadline in which to file what is known as a petition for a writ of certiorari.

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has granted Thompson's request, meaning that the embattled anti-game violence advocate will have until February 18th to petition for cert with the Supreme Court.

While the extension is a positive development for Thompson, he nonetheless faces an uphill struggle. According to its website, the Supreme Court receives petitions to consider about 10,000 cases per year. Only about 100 of those will be granted a hearing.

Document Dump:

  1. Thompson's request for extension
  2. SCOTUS letter granting request

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Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

From what I understand, the Supreme Court doesn't take more personal cases (like one lawyer being disbarred), but rather ones that deal with more over-arching issues. They just don't have the time.

I'd hate to see him waste the time of the highest court of our nation.

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

Well, let's let Thompson enjoy that extension. It'll be the only "victory" he'll experience for a very long time.

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

So, how long till they reject it?

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

Well with the approval of extension jackie gets to crow victory up and until 2/22/09 (think we need another countdown timer) or he is slapped down.  It seems unlikely his submission will be accepted but it is equally unlikely we would know anything soon.   So yes the humor continues.

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

Let's not forget that this is Jack we're talking about. He'll likely attempt to apply for further extensions, or simply fail to file his case altogether.

Also, let's not overlook the possibility that he fails to file it correctly, say by mailing to the Attorney General, or directly to a Justice.

Saying that Jack Thompson is impotent is an insult to impotent men everywhere. They've got a whole assortment of drugs that can cure their condition; Jack, however...

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

You know, he might have a case if had proof that Dava Tunis received gifts from Blank Rome.

Knowing Jack, this isn't the case, but that is a fairly serious accusation, and may buy his way into SCOTUS.

~~All Knowledge is Worth Having~~

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Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

He has accused her of dozens of things, all without proof. His loyalty oath tirade was one of the longest and most drawn out. Bribery was one of the first things he accused her of... Jack has a ton of accusations, all without evidence.

Standard Jack tactics, if you don't succeed with a new lie...repeat all the old ones until someone tells Jack to shut up...then Jack will start lying about that person. It is a miracle that no one has held him in contempt or recently sued him for libel (with the expection of Norm Kent).

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

Johnny Brucie should have included some gay porn, or swastikas, or at the very least a picture of a kangaroo, in his filing.  That would have stood out from all the other appeals and gotten the Supreme Court's attention.  They might even bring him in just for the entertainment value.  That'd be his absolute best shot.  Jack ROFLs my waffles.  I hope I die before he does, just so I never have to experience life without him.

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

If Jack creates a court filing and it's not filed by the Court, does anyone give a rat's ass?

Sortableturnip's Law: As an online discussion of video game violence grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Jack Thompson approaches 1

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

Even if it IS filed, no one cares. Everything Jacky Boy writes is only good for wiping your ass or starting a nice warm fire.

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

I would really like to see Jacky Boy get wacked for lying to the Supreme Court in his filings. One night in prison, and he will finally abandon his "crusade".

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

... and this is why all the important issues that require the Supreme Court never get in for months at a time. It is because of idiots like Jack Thompson that fill it up with this useless BS.

All they need to do is look at all the evidence stacked up against Jack Thompson and, bam, he'd never get it over turned. That man needs to admit his own mistakes and just -retire- already.

That, or he needs to be grounded from the internet. That Jacky needs a spankin'!

... wait. Nevermind. I take it back.

Amy Levandoski

Amy Levandoski

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

God-fucking-dammit, another one Trolled by Deovirus. And I dare not speak of the other Resident Troll (not JT) for fear of inciting Murphy's Law.

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Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

 As an engineer, I find this use of the sacred M.L. as pathetic at best. Exactly what problem do you have for which the worst possible outcome has been realized? Do tell?

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

I had something to say about Keddren, but I decided not to say it b/c I would incite Murphy's Law and then we'd have to deal with both him and you Trolling us when it's bad enough with just you Trolling us.

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Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

What happened to being his mother, Amy? That gave me some 1u1z.

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Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

I disowned him. >.>

In all seriousness though, if I ever had a kid that ended up like that? He's following his own path, cool, but to act the way he does... I'd have to hit him upside the head. It makes me all the more determined to make sure my nephew doesn't end up that way.

Amy Levandoski

Amy Levandoski

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

 I think she has just copped to being a child abuser; anyone know the email for her local police department? I have a hot tip for them.

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

Excuse me?

I was just joking around there. I can take your BS any time but now you've gone way too far. That was totally uncalled for, whether you were serious or not, to even hint at such a thing.

I would never hurt, hit or do anything harmful to my nephew in any sort of way. But then again, all you ever do is sit there, and reply negative attacks to people you got a stink for in order to make yourself feel better.

Amy Levandoski

Amy Levandoski

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

 I work with what you give me: you just stated that if you had a child whose behaviour you did not agree with that you would hit them until they stopped. How is this not child abuse? Oh wait, this is only for John Bruce, he is perfectly alright to assault in a child-like form.

 Hypocrite.

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

Sorry, Amy. I shouldn't have said that. Now you're dealing with Deovirus, one of our member Trolls.

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Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

 You've finally made use of yourself, albeit accidentally. We are seeing Alevan's true colours tanks to your sad attempt at levity, and there is much rejoycing.

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

Dero come on...grow up. Quit trying to start a fight with people you don't have a quarrel with.

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

 I have quarrel with anyone stupid enough to back John Bruce and/or Shadow. All this liberal pansying around makes me sick to my stomach. "Oh, you're annoying quirks are special and we all love you for it". Fuck that I say.

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

I have quarrel with anyone stupid enough to back John Bruce

And yet... yet you're somehow starting to act like him on this site...

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

 I can see how someone like you would get confused, I'm sure you see JT in everyone you disagree with. Something about psychologically pairing that which you don't like to new experiences; such as being afraid of a spider you've never seen simply because of a bad experience with a spider in a previous experience.

 As amusing as you are when you do this, it shows a lack of comprehension. And thats simply unacceptable.

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

I'm sure you see JT in everyone you disagree with.

No I do not. Quite frankly, I see a shred of Jack Thompson only in you. You see, unlike most people I might not agree with...

1) You and Jack have this "holier-than-thou" attitude.

2) You and Jack tend to spout off insults at people you disagree with.

3) You and Jack refuse to shut up.

Please, Derovius, I hope you take this into consideration...

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

"All this liberal pansying around makes me sick to my stomach."

Says the liberal pansy that thinks spanking is child abuse.

-Gray17

-Gray17

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

 See above, I already told you I could care less about children being spanked. There is a difference between the threat of hand-to-ass interaction and beating your kids. Quite frankly, if people spanked their children more people like Shadow and Alevan would learn their place.

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

Yet when Alevan mentions spanking, then responds to Shadow with a colloquialism that in context would read best as "discipline strongly", you immediately start screaming "child abuse!"

Face it, you're just a liberal pansy that's horrified by the very concept of discipline more severe than a short "time out", and thinks that parents should be their childrens best friend rather than their children's parent.

-Gray17

-Gray17

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

I wasn't replying to Shadow, I was replying to Alevan for suggesting that backing some kid upside the head is funny. As I said in my last reply to you, which you evidently failed to read, ones buttocks are more situated aside ones head. Please send pictures should you have evidence of the contrary.

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

Is it lonely up there on your pedestal?

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

 It is , I yearn for the day when someone finally claws their way up here with me.

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

Jack Thompson once came here and demanded our personal information. Jack Thompson once came here and suggested that we all get the death penalty. How would you feel if you had a child that acted that way?

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

So you're one of those pansy "liberals" that thinks spanking is child abuse?

-Gray17

-Gray17

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

 No, not really. Last I checked, "upside the head" is not where ones ass is. Not even Jacks.

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

 What important issues?

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

Pretty much any case pending review/possible review that isn't a lawyer disbarred for misconduct doing a bunch of whining.

-Gray17

-Gray17

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

Man, this guy is a riot! It's like watching a live-action episode of Invader Zim.

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

The response at 11:01am pretty much sums it all up in a nice package:

By standing order of the Florida Supreme Court, no filings of Mr. Thompson are to entered on me unless the filing is made upon the signature of an attorney both admitted to practice in the State of Florida and in good standing with the Florida Bar. Mr. Thompson's Motion to Vacate was not, as required by this order, signed by an attorney both admitted to practice in the State of Florida and in good standing with the Florida Bar.
 

I do love the sounds of a solid backhand-bitchslap combo in the morning.  I wonder if filing his case after being told that he needed another attorney to sign off on it is contempt of court worthy.  Furthermore, I would think the SCotUS is going to take one look at this and, if they need a laugh or nine, simply listen to it, and then tell Mr. Thompson to go home and listen to the nice people from the Flordia Supreme Court.  I wonder what kind of picture book he would put together for the SCotUS...I would have to place bets on at least five pictures of nazi memorabilia and propaganda.

To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful. Edward R. Murrow

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Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

Oh yeah, good luck with this Mr. Thompson, seeing as its never going to happen.

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

Lets take a look as the measure of what the supreme court has to deal with.

Roe vs. Wade, yah thats pretty a pretty heavy topic.

Dink attorney vs. Florida Bar, I guess its pretty epic, but not in the right reasons.

You're wasting their time bruce. 

If you want to be a martyr, you have to accept your fate. Jesus didn't bitch and whine.

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

He'll never get his motion granted.  There's not one compelling constitutional question in his filing.

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

Justice 1 : Okay, it's been a long morning, how's about a break, Mr.Thompson, do you have an objection to this?

Thompson : No.

Justice 2 : Alright! 

Justice 3: *Walks in, carrying a bundle of laptops and 360s*

Justice 4 : Alright Jack, are you a PC or xbox gamer? PCs are going to play a 32 player call of duty 4 deathmatch with the heads of the FBI, xboxes are doing Bully scholarship edition time trials.

Thompson : YOU'RE ALL IMMORAL AND STUPID PEOPLE THAT WILL NEVER AMOUNT TO ANYTHING IN LIFE. YOUR PASSTIMES ARE VIOLENT AND WRONG. I'M GOING TO GO WATCH BATMAN AND TOUCH MYSELF.

 

Justice 5 : So that's why they call him "Ja---

Justice 4 : Don't say it.

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*facepalm* Dammit. T.O.S. got on my laptop again.

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Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

The time has come for the gaimng media to ignore Jack Thompson. He feeds off of comments and posts related to him.

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

But gamer news gets boring without the occasional blurb about him for a laugh.

--------------------------------- Ago. Perceptum. Teneo.

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

Even if he gets a chance to try to fight it he will somehow screw it up by faxing or emailing the hell out of them. Then send them picture books with gay porn in it and then blame it all on the video game companies who control the supreme court.

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

I think the US Supreme Court will take any more of the more important cases presented to them.

Re: Jack Thompson Takes His Case to U.S. Supreme Court

:: Yawn ::

It should be noted that this isn't a decision on a Motion.

Only a request to extend the time to file the Motion.

For those that recall, the Traitor John Bruce tried to help free a rapist just to discredit the Florida Bar in an effort to save his dishonorable, unethical career.

That same Gorman, having failed his attempts at the State level, ALSO filed the same type of request with SCOTUS... and failed.

Irony will be beautiful when SCOTUS turns down both the rapist the Traitor John Bruce supported AND the Tratitor John Bruce for the same Motion.

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