Jack Thompson Appeals Disbarment to U.S. Supreme Court

February 23, 2009 -

As GamePolitics reported in January, disbarred Miami attorney Jack Thompson hopes to have his professional status reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court.

To that end, Thompson filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court late last week.

Thompson 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: You can grab a copy of the certificate of service for Thompson's cert petition here. We do not have the actual petition at this time, although we are working to acquire it.

UPDATE: According to the SCOTUS docket, Thompson is due to receive a response to his petition on March 25th.


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Re: Jack Thompson Appeals Disbarment to U.S. Supreme Court

D'awwww, how cut,e he thinks they care about his case.

Re: Jack Thompson Appeals Disbarment to U.S. Supreme Court

For Jack's sake, I hope he refrains from accusing the Supreme Court of hating Christians or including meaningless pornography with his petition. For comedy's sake, I hope does something much wackier.

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Re: Jack Thompson Appeals Disbarment to U.S. Supreme Court

I'm already creating a Will because I'm going to end up dying Laughing(over the possibility that he'll include stuff that he's going to get into Trouble but Give us LOL's)[sarcasm]

I mean It'll be an epic fail for Jackie boy

Watching JT on GP is just like watching an episode of Jerry springer only as funny as the fights

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

Re: Jack Thompson Appeals Disbarment to U.S. Supreme Court

Well, if things don't go his way, I could see him making penis references when referring to SCotUS

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Re: Jack Thompson Appeals Disbarment to U.S. Supreme Court

Somthing that Peter Griffin would do whenever he dosent gets his way

Watching JT on GP is just like watching an episode of Jerry springer only as funny as the fights

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

Re: Jack Thompson Appeals Disbarment to U.S. Supreme Court

Wait, I thought he voluntarily dismissed all his SCofFla cases? What makes him think he is intitled to a SCotUS case? Besides NPD that is?

E. Zachary Knight
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
http://www.theeca.com/chapters_oklahoma

Re: Jack Thompson Appeals Disbarment to U.S. Supreme Court

What's the chance JT is going to get his Job back, Zero, zip, zilch, nada, nothing. Give up Thompson you've lost your license, They didn't tell you(in law school) that if you are going to appeal the case they will consider 10,000 cases each yeal yet 100 of them will be granted a hearing

the Reason why you want your licence back is so you can abuse the legal system to a point where it's a Completly Legal mess, literally

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Watching JT on GP is just like watching an episode of Jerry springer only as funny as the fights

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

Re: Jack Thompson Appeals Disbarment to U.S. Supreme Court

I see they've moved him away from sharp-ended pens ;)

Re: Jack Thompson Appeals Disbarment to U.S. Supreme Court

@GoodRobotUs: He's been signing court filings with a big-ass, black Magic Marker for years. I think it has something to do with his NPD. 

Re: Jack Thompson Appeals Disbarment to U.S. Supreme Court

(cant resist making a Dirty Joke)@JDKJ: Should Jackiepoo Use his Ass as a marker

Watching JT on GP is just like watching an episode of Jerry springer only as funny as the fights

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

Re: Jack Thompson Appeals Disbarment to U.S. Supreme Court

Well, they never allowed him to use big boy scissors to begin with for a reason.

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Re: Jack Thompson Appeals Disbarment to U.S. Supreme Court

Maybe that's the source of Thompson's theory on life, maybe he was one of those kids who would jab classmates with the scissors and then claim it was the scissors fault not theirs?

If you scale that up, you pretty much see exactly the same mentality from him over Video Games now, I'm, frankly, surprised he isn't anti-gun, seeing as whole policy is 'blame the object, not the person', maybe, in his eyes, it's easier to take on a bunch of geeks who, according to his perception of them, live in their parents basements than to take on a bunch of pissed off people with guns?

Seems to me he chose the computer game angle not 'despite death threats' as he always puts it, but because it was safer.

Personally, I think even blaming the guns is wrong, it does still take someone to pull the trigger, but then to quote Bill Hicks, 'If guns don't kill people, people do, what would happen if you gave a monkey a gun and left it in the middle of a shopping mall? Let's see them argue their way out of that one!', but more seriously, I think the whole 'If you aren't famous you are nothing' mentality that seems to pervade the Western World at the moment is extremely dangerous

Once, being a good person was more important than fame, whereas nowadays, as Thompson is a testament to, manners, courtesy and respect for fellow humans now comes second place to being 'famous'. Thompson's constant references to where he's been seen are an excellent example of that. Someone who is really intent on doing good, doesn't jump up and down shouting "Look at me! I'm doing good!' because they don't need to. That's one lesson Thompson will never, ever learn.

Re: Jack Thompson Appeals Disbarment to U.S. Supreme Court

Well, he needs something to fend off us well trained assassin gamers.  What change does he have against us?  Wait a second...  no it still doesn't make sense...  He lives closers to easy to access guns even with a gun ban, than most of us I would believe.  I don't trust that Canada has as good of a gun stash as Mexico for some reason.  So if he gets all of his wacky church friends behind him, I guess he would still have the upper hand. 

Someone needs to publicly go against JT to totally finish off his career in influencing any political movements.  Turn JT into KKK.

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Re: Jack Thompson Appeals Disbarment to U.S. Supreme Court

Well, as Riley said in a certa Boondocks strip

"WOuld you rather take on some rube with a warehouse full of guns or some geek who's only experience with a gun is an X button' or something to that effect.

 

And if Thompson blamed the guns, then peopel would be viewing him as "un-american", which is what he doesn't want, instead ,he's attacking an art medium that was more or less rescued by the Japanese thouhg it wasn't outright invented by them, so he's partly trying to appeal to the xenophobes that would call for his head if he blamed guns as well as those wh ofear new technologies and choose not ot understand them.

Re: Jack Thompson Appeals Disbarment to U.S. Supreme Court

LOL genius quote

Re: Jack Thompson Appeals Disbarment to U.S. Supreme Court

But  aiming with the control stick and pressing X to fire trains us all to be expert killers!  Mr. Thompson said so, and we all know he could never be wrong about anything!

Re: Jack Thompson Appeals Disbarment to U.S. Supreme Court

I'm tempted to make a modified firearm that fires by pressing an X button.

Re: Jack Thompson Appeals Disbarment to U.S. Supreme Court

No worries, the old man doesn't have the slightest chance even IF they reviewed his case..

Anyone with half a brain can smell his stink from miles away.

Re: Jack Thompson Appeals Disbarment to U.S. Supreme Court

Whilst I respect the journalistic integrity, do we really NEED the actual petition? Surely it'd be the usual "Blah blah blah, conspiracy, blah blah blah, murder simulator, blah blah blah, 'proof', blah blah blah, Strauss Zelnick, blah blah blah, gay porn, blah blah blah, gamepolitics, blah blah blah, fuck you, sincerely jack thompson, attorney and you're not"

Re: Jack Thompson Appeals Disbarment to U.S. Supreme Court

It's the easiest way to get some free gay porn these days, so I'm really looking forward to it.

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Re: Jack Thompson Appeals Disbarment to U.S. Supreme Court

Sure we do, if only for its entertainment value.

Re: Jack Thompson Appeals Disbarment to U.S. Supreme Court

Absolutely. It's gotta be pure comic gold.

 
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