Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to Louisiana

April 16, 2009 -

Perhaps Yogi Berra said it best: It's like deja vu all over again.

On the heels of ugly, public dust-ups with both the Utah Attorney General and the President of the Utah State Senate, Jack Thompson is taking his pursuit of video game legislation to Louisiana.

Again.

On Friday Sen. A.G. Crowe (R, at left) will introduce SB 152. The bill, with the addition of a few bells and whistles, is essentially the same truth in advertising measure that passed the Utah legislature in March, only to be vetoed by Gov. Jon Huntsman.

Last week Thompson circulated a press release indicating that a bill "nearly identical" to his failed Utah legislation would be proposed in Louisiana. While he did not name the sponsor, GamePolitics has learned that it is Sen. Crowe. In the press release, Thompson said that he expects to testify before the Louisiana legislature along with "four experts."

Sen. Crowe is apparently untroubled by the acrimony that marked Thompson's 2006 attempt to legislate video games in Louisiana. At that time a Thompson-authored bill unanimously passed both houses of the Louisiana legislature and was signed into law by then-Gov. Kathleen Blanco. The measure was eventually ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge, but not before Thompson got into an ugly, public dispute with the Louisiana Attorney General's Office (see: Suddenly Thompson is Feuding With Former Louisiana Allies).

Since Thompson's last chaotic go-round in Louisiana, he was permanently disbarred by the Florida Supreme Court for more than two dozen professional misconduct violations. Thompson has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

While the failed 2006 legislation ultimately cost Louisiana $91,000 in video game industry legal fees, it also provided some typically bombastic Thompson quotes, including: Nobody shoots anybody in the face unless you're a hit man or a video gamer.

For more background on Thompson's earlier Louisiana experience, check out The Circus Comes to Louisiana, a piece I wrote for Joystiq in 2006.


Comments

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

This should be good...Jack is trying to cross a bridge he already set fire too a couple of years ago!

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

more like mirroring a certain person(for those who want to know it's caddyshack i'm refering to) trying to catch a gopher while causing severe damage to the golf course(pouring water in a gopher hole and putting explosives in said hole)

for those who want to see what I'm pointing out here it is

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMRpDo-TCzs&feature=related

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: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

Here we go again.

At least we can call Thompson up for not just being a Disbarred lawyer but also for someone who has sent (almost) digital porn from GTA IV to the politicians of Utah.

Louisianna seems like just another target for JT to assult his belifes on other people.

I am sure that many Videogame Retailers there have seen what has happened in Utah and take the same defence that they won't promise not to sell M rated games to kids if they risk being fined if they do prommise.

 

TBoneTony

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

not to mention If he sends Digital porn(if that happens, deja vu all over again for the 3rd time) to the LA senate and reps

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: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

Relying on the wisdom of crowds, what are some of the most outrageous examples of products you would be carded to purchase under the Thompson "We Card!" bill? Already mentioned are:

Tickle Me Elmo (recommended for ages 24 months to 8 years)

Monopoly (ages 8 and up)

I'll add:

Razor scooter (ages 5 and up)

Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events" (my copy says "10 Up")

 

92508

[b]92508[/b] -- Disbarment Day

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

Don't forget Legos. The most awesome toy a kid could own. Some of the sets even have 16+ on them.

 

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...

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: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

Model kits.

Also keep in mind that a purchaser must present a driver's license or government identification card.  This means that if you're 14, you likely won't be able to buy video games, books, music, board games, model kits, toys, etc.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

Didn't Jack say something at one time to the effect of that the devestation of Katrina is an irrelevant situation in comparison to game sales?

-Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person's fear of their own freedom-

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

http://gamepolitics.livejournal.com/349747.html

From an e-mail the Metropolitian Moron of Miami sent to Louisiana officials then: "I have just instructed all of my... experts in the Alabama wrongful death case, all of whom have testified before Congress about the need for your kind of law, to have NOTHING whatsoever to do with your litigation in Louisiana unless I approve it... Lives are at stake, while your Mr. Foti does press conferences on Hurricane Katrina... "

GP's comment about that: That Thompson would even think of comparing the relative importance of the video game issue to the ongoing Katrina recovery process is offensive.

And what I said then still stands today: It's also disgusting, and that ranks among Jack's most distasteful comments ever, and Jack owes the entire state of Louisiana an apology(as well as the states of Mississippi and Alabama). 1,464 Louisianians died during Hurricane Katrina, and lives are more at stake from the fact that the state of Louisiana needs better hurricane protection and wetlands renewal RIGHT NOW, not an unconstitutional video game law that was only brought forth to boost the ego and the dying "crusade" of a Miami lawyer whose 15 Minutes of Fame ran out 4 years ago. Not to mention that Jack himself had damage from Katrina days before it hit Louisiana, and Jack also had to live through Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Shame on You, Jack!

Also, 3 years after Katrina, Louisiana was hit hard by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike last September. And still no hurricane protection levees and still no wetlands renewal.

Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Hornets, Jack Thompson can geaux chase a chupacabra.

Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Pelicans. Solidarity for the Saints = No retreat, no surrender. 2013 = Saints' revenge on the NFL. Even through the darkest days, this fire burns always.

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

looks like Jack managed to swim back, on account of the bridges he burned

岩「…Where do masochists go when they die?」

岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to ...

@GP:

Why'd you change the photograph of Crowe? It couldn't have been because the new photograph is an improvement over the old photograph. Now he looks like he's got midget-arms and can't put loose change in his pant pockets because his arms don't extend that far down.

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to ...

Hehehe

Kinda looks like he's at the controls of some kind of 'Robot of Doom' ;)

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to ...

Hopefully the legislators remember the tongue lashing they got from the judge about the previous bill.  Basically what it ammounted to, according to my dad who is an attorney and receives digests of rulings, "What is wrong with you people?  Aren't some of you lawyers?  Those of you that aren't, don't you have lawyers to look at how unbelievably badly written this was?"

At least I can take solace, that unlike Blanco, Bobby Jindal is not a moron and would hopefully veto this if it did get past.  That said I'll probably have to go to any committee meetings that happen once I'm back in Louisiana since any citizen has the right to speak out about bills during committee.  Apparently not on the main floor though as I found out when I went to protest against the previous bill.

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to ...

JT: I'm blasting off agaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin!

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-------------------------------------------------------- Believe in something! Even if it's wrong, believe in it! GET OFF MY PHONE! -Glenn Beck

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to ...

But don't worry, he'll always be back next episode to fail again.

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

Cue the music man.......

 


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Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

What said. Compelled Speech vs Game Producers and Compelled Speech vs Retailers.

To that we add board games, kid toys, movies. Way to go.

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

 I can't wait to see how things end for Thompson, he's clearly becoming more insane by the day.

Why does it never bother people that he got disbarred forever? Does no one check into the people they decide to sponsor? 

 

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

The better question is why it doesn't bother the Bars of either Florida, Utah or Louisiana that Thompson is practicing law without a license. While most UPL complaints are initiated by complaint to a Bar, there's generally nothing stopping a Bar from acting on its own intiative.

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

Then over 90% of all politicians would be guilty of the same. You do not have to have a bar license to write legislation. Anyone can do it from janitors to the President.

Jack Thompson is banned from practicing law in the sense that he cannot act as legal counsel to anyone besides himself. That is what he is disbarred from.

By drafting, proposing and defending legislation he is doing nothing more than what every citizen can do by virtue of the Constitution.

Now if he were giving legal advice to say the AG of these states in methods of how to defend the bill once passed, he could be seen as practicing law without a license.

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

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

It's not the right to write such a law that is a problem, I think, but if someone is contacting multiple states, not just their own representatives about a concern, and, worse still, advertising his 'services' in dealing with it, then I'd be a bit worried. Consider the following letter:

________________________________________________________________

Dear Sir,

I feel I must protest against the amount of chewing gum on our pavements, it's disgraceful and it's unhygenic. Now, I know novody from your actual state has contacted you on the matter but it's, nonetheless, a matter that could win or lose your next election.

Fortunately, I was so offended by chewing gum on pavements that I created a company that supplies equipment for removing such material from the pavements, and I can help you improve public opinion if you agree to provide me and my services with free publicity.

Please feel free to contact me on ..... for more details.

________________________________________________________________

 

Recognise the structure? Begin with defining the problem (Note to politicos - any problem that needs to be 'defined' before you know that there is a problem, is probably not a problem), state how  important it is, stress that there is massive pubic opinion, regardless of whatever public opinion there is, (if any). Move on to noting your own personal 'success' in the problem you have just invented, and your own possiible usefullness to the person who has this alleged problem.

Finally, move on to the 'meat' of the matter, which is the fact that the two of you could 'work together' to defeat the problem, and contact details.

Now, on the surface that may seem innocent enough, but, would you say the person is stating an opinion in that letter, or offering the services of a company?

 

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

See my above comment, but in short:

This would be considered a lobbying effort and the writer of the letter quite possibly need to register as a lobbyist in the states they are soliciting depending on the states' lobby laws.

JT in this instance is more closely acting as a lobbyist than practicing law without a license.

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

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

The effects of permament disbarment are more profound than merely the prohibition of serving as someone's legal counsel. Indeed, the mere holding out of one's self as a licensed attorney is actionable. So, too, is the failure to correct the misapprehension that one is licensed when one is in fact not licensed. As is the mere solicitation of someone for the purpose of counseling them on a legal issue.

You may recall Jack-O's admission that he contacted A.G. Shurtleff and requested that the A.G. inform him of any concerns which the A.G. may have regarding the constitutionaliy of HB353 in order that Jack-O may address those concerns for the A.G.'s benefit. That, my friend, in and of itself constitutions the unlicensed pratice of law.

You may also recall that Jack-O sat on his ass while the Fleagle Forum host of his radio appearance repeatly described him as an "attorney" and made no attempt whatsoever to correct that misrepresentation. That, my friend, is also the unlicensed practice of law.

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

While yes, representing oneself to be an atorney whether through direct action or inaction to correct misrepresentation can be considered breaking the terms of disbarment, disbarment does not however remove his degree in law.

He can still represent himself as someone skilled or knowledgeable in law. There are still certain titles he is entitled to use. But he cannot represent himself an attorney nor solicit his services in legal matters (ie court cases or other lawsuits). He can give advice on the construction of laws though.

As for the AG bit you stated, no it does not constitute unlicensed practice of law. I am not a lawyer, but I still have knowledge and experience that some lawmakers would find useful in certain situations. Would I be practicing law without a license if I represented myself as a person to approach to resolve concerns or ask questions? No. I would be an expert in that situation. John Bruce is representing himself not as a lawyer in these situations (as far as  I can tell) but as an expert in video game issues involving minors. There is nothing illegal in that. One does not have to register with anyone to be an expert in something.

But this does lead to another concern. How close is he to having to register as an offical lobbyist in Utah and Louisianna? Since he is working with law makers outside his home state to create and pass specific legislation with a specific goal, he possibly could need to register. But that depends on the Lobby laws in those states.

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

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

@EZK:

You couldn't be more wrong. He cannot give advice on the construction of laws because that most certainly is the unlicensed practice of law. Representing one's self as someone skilled or knowledgeable in law without the proper licensure to practice law is most certainly the unlicensed practice of law. Would you be practicing law without a license if you represented yourself as a person to approach to resolve [legal] concerns or ask [legal] questions? Short answer: "Yes." Did you not recall that the issue in question was the constitutionality of a piece of legislation. The U.S. Constitution is a law -- indeed, the so-called "Supreme Law of the Land." Holding yourself out as someone qualified to construct the Constitution is the unauthorized practice of law.

With respect to the ability to properly offer legal counsel, the law degree don't mean a thing. It's all about the state licensure. If, as you claim, merely obtain a law degree was ample grounds to offer your services as a legal advisor for pay, then countless law school graduates would never take a Bar exam and seek licensure.

As to your assertion that he would need to register as a lobbyist, I can't think of one state where the legal definition of "lobbyist" doesn't include the requirement that the lobbying effort be made on behalf of a paying client. So, unless Jack-O was or is getting paid for his lobbying efforts, there is no requirement that he register as a lobbyist.

Bear in mind that as an attorney, I am required to be familiar with the rules of professional conduct and ethics in the jurisdictions to which I admitted. And even if not so required, I would have familiarized myself with those rules for fear of ending up like Jack-O. 

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

Well then, I am guilty of practicing law without a license on numerous occasions.So are a good number of people and politicians who make it a point to be politically minded.

THere have been many times where I have given advice to politicians on the construction and rewording of bills. So report me to the Oklahoma Bar. I am guilty in the orst degree.

Unless John Bruce is advertising his services as an attorney and not just a concerned citizen with a background in the study of law, he cannot be charged with unlicensed practice of law. Unless the laws and rules governing lawyers are so vague and open to interpretation that it is possible.

Under your interpretation of practicing law without a license, anyone who wants to write about or give an opinion or interpretation of the Constitution or bill or law, would have to be a licensed lawyer.

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

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

Lemme quit giving you my unsupported opinion and, instead, make like a lawyer and cite you to an example of the relevant law: 

"Practice of law means providing legal services or services to another by:

Preparing any document in any medium intended to affect or secure legal rights for a specific person or entity [or p]reparing or expressing legal opinions . . . ."  (Arizona Supreme Court Rule 31 (a)2A).

"Unauthorized practice of law includes but is not limited to:

Engaging in the practice of law [as defined by Rule 31 (a)2A)] by persons or entities not authorized to practice pursuant to paragraphs (b) or (c) or specifically admitted to practice pursuant to Rule 33(d); or [u]sing the designations “lawyer,” “attorney at law,” counselor at law,” "law,” "law office,” “J.D.,” “Esq.,” or other equivalent words by any person or entity not authorized to practice pursuant to paragraphs (b) or (c) or specifically admitted to practice pursuant to Rule 33(d), the use of which is reasonably likely to induce others to believe that the person or entity is authorized to engage in the practice of law in this state."  (Arizona Supreme Court Rule 31(a)2B).

If you can apply the above-cited law to the facts of our case and still conclude that Jack-O's prancing around the State of Utah, drafting legislation, and offering his legal opinions doesn't amount to the unauthorized practice of law, you let me know, O.K?

P.S.: I'll pass on the easy lay-up of his use of the "J.D." honorific.

 

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

Well, the clincher here is that he must be representing himself as licensed to practice law in the states he is drafting legislation. According to the information we have available to us, he is not. He is drafting law, but not in the capacity of a licensed lawyer in neither Utah nor Louisianna.

If however he is using those titles in his corespondence in the attempt to define himself as a licensed lawyer, yes he could be. But it is my understanding under the rules of the Florida Bar, that the title J.D. can be used by any law school graduate.

So I guess the only real argument here is not that he is drafting legislation and giving advice on that legislation as anyone can do, but that by using the title J.D. is he or is he not advertising himself to be licensed.

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

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

@EZK:

Did you not read and understand the Arizona Rules? If so, what the hell are you talking about? The Rules are clear: drafting a legal document such as HB353 and rendering legal opinions to another fall under the definition of the practice of law and doing so without an Arizona license to practice law or some other form of admission to practice in Arizona is the unlicensed practice of law. At the very least, it is in the State of Arizona. Plain and simple. And beyond meaningful dispute.

And, just in case this is where you lost your way, let me explain that the elements of the Arizona UPL Rule aren't conjunctive. They are, by use of the disjunctive "or' rather than the conjuctive "and," disjunctive. Which means that there's no requirement that unlicensed conduct defined as the practice of law must be accompanied by a misrepresentation of one's self as a licensed attorney. Either one, standing alone, suffices.

And while I said I'd take a pass on the "J.D." issue, I feel compelled to correct your   misapprehension. The Florida law regarding the use of the honorific is not the only applicable law. Rather, the relevant law of each and every jurisdiction where someone was the recipient of Jack-O's numerous legal-rant documents containing use of the honorific would also apply. Now let's assume that someone in Arizona was a recipient. Under the Arizona Rule, what outcome do you think prevails, pray tell?

And to correct your misapprehension of the Florida law on use of the "J.D." honorific: The Florida Bar Rules of Professional Conduct do not state that it is permissible for a disbarred attorney to use the honorific.* Unlike the Arizona Rules of Practice, the Florida Bar Rules don't define either the "practice of law" or the "unlicensed practice of law" -- beyond the Bar having rendered a few Advisory Opinions on a few fact-specific cases, none of which involve the use of honorifics.  Accordingly, all cases involving allegations of UPL need be addressed on a case-by-case basis and judicial wisdon rather than an applicable statutory definition brought to bear in making the determination that the alleged conduct is indeed the unlicensed practice of law. But, notwithstanding this failure to define these critical terms,  I'll bet a dollar to your donut that in Florida, like Arizona, if the factual circumstances of the use of the honorific are such that it is reasonably likely to induce belief that the user is licensed to practice law, then said user runs a better than good chance of being found to have held themselves out as licensed to practice law and, therefore, practicing law without a license. 

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*In fact, all disbarred Florida attorneys recieve a letter from the Bar instructing them to "remove all indicia" of having been an attorney from themselves. Whether or not use of the honorific "J.D." is one of the indicia of having been an attorney is, I believe, context dependent and could, in some contexts, operate as an indicia of having been an attorney.

 

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

Okay, so my knowledge is lacking when it comes to rules of practicing law. So in Arizona, do all Politicians have to be licensed by the Arizona Bar in order to do their job? Or do they have to have a licensed attorney on retainer to write the legislation for them? If so, who are we voting for?

That is what I am not understanding. According to your Arizona Bar rules/laws I am guilty of practicing law without a license because I have given advice on the prososal of a law and the changing of a law. How does that work?

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

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

In the case of the legislator sponsoring a bill, there's no unlicensed practice of law. To use the Arizona Rule as an example, note the requirement that a service of some sort be provided "to another." This requirement is sounded in the attorney-client relationship which undergirds the concept of "practice of law" and must therefore also undergird the concept of "unlicensed practice of law." The legislator sponsoring a bill isn't drafting his legislation for "another," he's drafting it for himself. The requirement that a service be provided to another is not satisfied in the case of the legislator because there's no identifiable client and therefore there's no unlicensed practice of law. And, while it doesn't change the outcome of the analysis, very few legislators actually draft their own legislation word-for-word. Rather, they do have attorneys or attorney-supervised drafters who actually do the heavy lifting for them -- if not on their own office staff, then certainly in the form of legal counsel employed by the legislative body. 

In your case and to again use the Arizona Rule as an example, if what you're calling "advice on the prososal of a law and the changing of a law" can reasonably be said to involve both the "preparing or expressing [of a] legal opinion" and the "provi[sion of] . . . a service to another" (e.g., the ECA), then you are most certainly practicing law without a license in Arizona. A registered lobbyist can urge the passage or non-passage of a particular piece of legislation but unless they are also an attorney admitted to practice in the jurisdiction where the legislative body lies, they cannot offer legal opinions. Conversely, there's absolutely nothing illegal about Shadow or Zippy emailing Gov. Huntsman and opining that HB353 should be vetoed because it violates the First, Second, and Third Amendments because neither Shadow nor Zippy have a client to whom they're providing a service.

Of course and as a practical matter, there's little to no chance that you'd ever be prosecuted for UPL because there's little to no negative economic impact on the membership of the local Bar. The greater the negative economic impact on the local Bar, the greater the chance that you'll be prosecuted for UPL because most UPL prosecutions, despite the Bar's claims of being motivated by a desire to protect the consumer, are really motivated by a desire to protect the membership of the local Bar's economic interests.    

   

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

I'm too lazy to look it up.  What does that "J.D." mean anyway?

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

"Juris Doctor." It's the three-year law degree issued by law schools. And, in most all jurisdictions and with minor exceptions, a prerequisite for admission to practice.

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

So, is it appropriate for Thompson to continue to use it after being disbarred as he still has a law degree?

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

By the rules of practice in Arizona and likely many other States, not if such use is reasonably likely to induce others to believe that he is authorized to engage in the practice of law. And I believe the use, particularly in the context of the Utah debacle (i.e., his drafting of legislation), is likely to lead to such a belief. As I tried to explain to EZK, the law degree, beyond being a requirement of sitting the Bar exam which, by turn, is a requirement of admission to the Bar, has very little to do with the ability to practice law. State licensure is what really matters. And, as we both know, Thompson lost his state licensure. 

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

That something that occured to me before following the whole Utah spamming incident.

I seem to recall a lawyer on here before stating that, by including the phrase 'Contact Jack Thompson on X for more details', he's making his Faxes etc into Promotional material?

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

That's what I thought was the more viable basis for a CAN-SPAN prosecution. Not that GTAIV was being promoted but, rather, that Thompson's unlicensed legal services were being promoted. 

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

Which leads to the question of how Jack actually managed to get in contact with the Louisiana legislature, which must have been more self-promotion as some kind of reputable legal figure.

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

I think that had more do with Gargoyle Ruzicka and her Utah Fleagle Forum, with whom Jack-O's had a positive relationship going back to the first time he made a fool of himself in Utah. I suspect, though, that relationship isn't as positive now as it once was. 

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

As long as politicians consider votes more important than the very beliefs they allegedly represent, alas, they will not care.

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There's a reason Jack looks like an anorexic Magneto....

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

Wow,No one notice that this idiot never learns from his mistakes?

Magic Taco

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

Shot down by two states in a row and still going.  Now that's what I call tenacity.

M. Carusi
Capitol Gaming
http://capitolgaming.blogspot.com

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

What you call tenacity I call insanity.

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

What you call insanity I call Hilarity

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

What you call hilarity I call absurdity.

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

That pretty much sums up jackie.  Absurd, demented and psychotic/narcassistic but he does bring a bit of (ironic) humor into our lives now and again. 

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to ...

Does the man simply not understand the difference between the words recommendation and restriction?

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to ...

Keep in mind that Jack Thompson is the same person who believes that the "M" rating is an "admission by the companies making the products that their product is dangerous and harmful."

Re: Following Tumultuous Utah Stint, Jack Thompson Heads to

If this actually passes unlike Utah, then it will cost the State a ton of money as it is challenged. You would figure a failure like his bill would get you to stop and think about taking a different approach. Rather it ends up "My bill is perfect! If Utah won't do it and try to humiliate me, then I shall try in Louisiana!"

They actually explained rather well to Jack why the bill failed... this will have a similar result. I have a feeling all it takes is someone to mention what had JUST happened in Utah, and this starts crumbling down.

 
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Sleaker@MP - I hope you didn't suffer a loss of your mental faculties attempting that.07/28/2014 - 3:48pm
MaskedPixelanteOK, so my brief research looking at GameFAQs forums (protip, don't do that if you wish to keep your sanity intact.), the 3DS doesn't have the power to run anything more powerful than the NES/GBC/GG AND run the 3DS system in the background.07/28/2014 - 11:01am
ZenMatthew, the 3DS already has GBA games in the form of the ambassador tittles. And I an just as curious about them not releasing them on there like they did the NES ones. I do like them on the Wii U as well, but seems weird. And where are the N64 games?07/28/2014 - 10:40am
james_fudgeNo. They already cut the price. Unless they release a new version that has a higher price point.07/28/2014 - 10:19am
E. Zachary KnightMatthew, It most likely is. The question is whether Nintendo wants to do it.07/28/2014 - 10:12am
Matthew WilsonI am sure the 3ds im more then powerful enough to emulate a GBA game.07/28/2014 - 9:54am
Sleaker@IanC - while the processor is effectively the same or very similar, the issue is how they setup the peripheral hardware. It would probably require creating some kind of emulation for the 3DS to handle interfacing with the audio and input methods for GBA07/28/2014 - 9:30am
Sleaker@EZK - hmmm, that makes sense. I could have sworn I had played GB/GBC games on it too though (emud of course)07/28/2014 - 9:23am
E. Zachary KnightSleaker, the DS has a built in GBA chipset in the system. That is why it played GBA games. The GBA had a seperate chipset for GB and GBColor games. The DS did not have that GB/GBC chipset and that is why the DS could not play GB and GBC games.07/28/2014 - 7:25am
IanCI dont think Nintendo ever gave reason why GBA games a reason why GBA games aren't on the 3DS eshop. The 3DS uses chips that are backwards compatable with the GBA ob GBA processor, after all.07/28/2014 - 6:46am
Sleakerhmmm that's odd I could play GBA games natively in my original DS.07/28/2014 - 1:39am
Matthew Wilsonbasically "we do not want to put these games on a system more then 10 people own" just joking07/27/2014 - 8:13pm
MaskedPixelanteSomething, something, the 3DS can't properly emulate GBA games and it was a massive struggle to get the ambassador games running properly.07/27/2014 - 8:06pm
Andrew EisenIdeally, you'd be able to play such games on either platform but until that time, I think Nintendo's using the exclusivity in an attempt to further drive Wii U sales.07/27/2014 - 7:21pm
Matthew WilsonI am kind of surprised games like battle network are not out on the 3ds.07/27/2014 - 7:01pm
Andrew EisenWell, Mega Man 1 - 4, X and X2 are already on there and the first Battle Network is due out July 31st.07/27/2014 - 6:16pm
MaskedPixelanteDid Capcom ever give us a timeline for when they planned on putting the Megaman stuff on Wii U?07/27/2014 - 2:23pm
MaskedPixelanteIf by "distance themselves from Google Plus" you mean "forcing Google Plus integration in everything", then yes, they are distancing themselves from Google Plus.07/26/2014 - 12:20pm
MechaTama31I wish they would distance G+ from the Play Store, so I could leave reviews and comments again.07/26/2014 - 11:03am
 

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