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Thread: Hit the road, Jack!

  1. #1
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    Registered: Jun 2004

    Hit the road, Jack!

    http://www.gamespot.com/news/show_bl...ic_id=26607197

    a Florida judge recommended the inflammatory lawyer be permanently disbarred for a prolonged pattern of misconduct and multiple violations of Florida Bar rules. The Florida Supreme Court today embraced that recommendation, permanently disbarring on Thompson.
    rejoice!

  2. #2
    Cuddly little misanthropic hate machine
    Registered: Aug 2004
    Location: 4 doors down, bad side of town
    I was just coming here to post this.

  3. #3
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2007
    *busts out the vodka* Woo!

  4. #4
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    *dances*

  5. #5
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2000
    Location: sup
    Game Over, Jack.

  6. #6
    is Best Pony
    Registered: Nov 2002
    Location: Drowning in my Steam Library
    I guess he'll just have to slum it on talk shows etc instead?

  7. #7
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2007
    Location: free koki
    Epic win! And it's about time, too. I'm going downstairs to grab the whiskey.

  8. #8
    Taking a break
    Registered: Dec 2002
    *doesn't care at all*

  9. #9
    Knows his stuff
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    I'm gonna miss the cooky bastard.

  10. #10
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2003
    Location: Poland

  11. #11
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2004
    Someone else made a valid point, though - Jack was a blessing in disguise. He was a cooky and ridiculous lawyer who, except for garning a lot of publicity for games, wasn't able to do jack shit; the perfect person you would want to fight against games. Now we might get someone who actually knows what he's doing to fill in the shoes :/

  12. #12
    Chakat sex pillow
    Registered: Sep 2006
    Location: god dammit dantes
    I find it incredibly stupid and obnoxious that he got himself disbarred because he didn't get someone to file the paperwork for him.

    Then again, that neatly sums up his entire campaign against games: stupid and obnoxious.

    I don't think it's over just yet, though. He might not be able to fight cases any more, but he's got the backing of several religious nutters, and he's still quite the media magnet. I expect he'll have the troops rallying to his cause in some time.

  13. #13
    Cuddly little misanthropic hate machine
    Registered: Aug 2004
    Location: 4 doors down, bad side of town
    He's been disbarred; that takes away a lot of his credibility in the media at least. The religious right, that is, those of the religious right who can stand him (I wasn't aware he had such a fanbase) will probably cry and say Jack was disbarred for being Christian, which is seriously irritating. God hates persecution complexes.

  14. #14
    is Best Pony
    Registered: Nov 2002
    Location: Drowning in my Steam Library
    Quote Originally Posted by Sulphur View Post
    I find it incredibly stupid and obnoxious that he got himself disbarred because he didn't get someone to file the paperwork for him.

    Then again, that neatly sums up his entire campaign against games: stupid and obnoxious.

    I don't think it's over just yet, though. He might not be able to fight cases any more, but he's got the backing of several religious nutters, and he's still quite the media magnet. I expect he'll have the troops rallying to his cause in some time.
    I think it's more likely that every lawyer in the state knew not to touch it with a 10 foot pole.

  15. #15
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2004
    Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
    Hit the road, Jack, and dontcha come back no more no more no more no more.

  16. #16
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2007
    Location: Finger paintings of the insane

  17. #17
    Permanently Enlarged
    Registered: Dec 2005
    Location: I could care...but I won't.
    I think I speak for a majority of the gaming community when I say the following:

    W00T!!!!

    Now the religious wackos will come around acting like Jacky-boy just got shot in the chest by someone who played Call of Duty with zeal. I, for one, can't wait for the quite possibly lulzy shitfest that could come outta this.

  18. #18
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    Registered: Jul 2007
    Location: free koki
    Quote Originally Posted by RavynousHunter View Post
    Now the religious wackos will come around acting like Jacky-boy just got shot in the chest by someone who played Call of Duty with zeal. I, for one, can't wait for the quite possibly lulzy shitfest that could come outta this.
    I can see it now... "God laughs when he sends gamers to hell!"

  19. #19
    Cuddly little misanthropic hate machine
    Registered: Aug 2004
    Location: 4 doors down, bad side of town

    am i doin it rite


  20. #20
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2005
    Location: Check
    One less 'tard in a position of slight power.

  21. #21
    Permanently Enlarged
    Registered: Dec 2005
    Location: I could care...but I won't.
    Least it's not a /b/tard, otherwise we'd all be dead. Or ******d or rickrolled ad infinitum. I find it mildly amusing that he got banhammered two days before my birthday.

    [edit] Tha hell?! It won't even let me use the word? Litigious bastards with their wordfilters. [/edit]
    Last edited by RavynousHunter; 2nd Oct 2008 at 06:57. Reason: it had to do with "goats"

  22. #22
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2007
    Location: free koki
    Aaaaand an update - hopefully the final page in the epic novel that has been JT's shitfest in the videogames industry:

    Originally Posted by Kotaku


    Jack Thompson Now Officially Disbarred

    Miami attorney... sorry, former Miami attorney John B. "Jack" Thompson, was officially disbarred over the weekend.
    [...]
    And it looks like his adoring fans wasted little time in amending his Wiki page, as well:
    Originally Posted by Wikipedia

    Thompson's involvement with music, gaming, and the media (and especially use of legal threats) has raised questions about First Amendment rights. On September 25, 2008, Thompson was disbarred by the Florida Supreme Court for inappropriate conduct, effective October 25, 2008.
    Last edited by Ostriig; 29th Oct 2008 at 17:16. Reason: Though I suspect he'll be back stirring crap soon, much like no cheap horror movie villain stays dead for long.

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