Monday, May 07, 2007

Is Jack Thompson a typical American lawyer?

Someone mentioned Jack Thompson is being disbarred in the comments. I had no idea who Thompson is. But, look at what I found (see the docket at the end). Thompson practiced 30 years of law, but he acted like a total moron.

His excuse was that this was the first time he went federal... unbelievable. I thought in law school Civil Procedure is a required course.

Date Filed

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Docket Text

03/30/20071COMPLAINT against The Florida Bar Filing fee $ 350. Receipt#: 957378, filed by John B. Thompson.(ls) (Entered: 03/30/2007)
04/05/20072ORDER REASSIGNING CASE. Case reassigned to Judge Paul C. Huck for all further proceedings. Judge James I. Cohn no longer assigned to case.Signed by Judge James I. Cohn on 4/2/2007 and by Judge Paul C. Huck on 4/5/2007.(ls) (Entered: 04/05/2007)
04/11/20073AMENDED COMPLAINT Also Adding New Defendants against all defendants, filed by John B. Thompson.(Thompson, John) (Entered: 04/11/2007)
04/15/20074AMENDED COMPLAINT (Second) against all defendants, filed by John B. Thompson.(Thompson, John) (Entered: 04/15/2007)
04/25/20075AMENDED COMPLAINT (Third) Also Adding New Defendant against all parties, filed by John B. Thompson.(Thompson, John) (Entered: 04/25/2007)
04/26/20076ORDER STRIKING 5 Amended Complaint filed by John B. Thompson,, 4 Amended Complaint filed by John B. Thompson, Signed by Judge Paul C. Huck on 4-26-07.(lc2) (Entered: 04/26/2007)
04/26/20077Plaintiff's MOTION to Amend/Correct Complaint by John B. Thompson. Responses due by 5/10/2007 (Thompson, John) (Entered: 04/26/2007)
05/01/20078ORDER denying 7 Motion to Amend/Correct. Signed by Judge Paul C. Huck on 5-1-07. (lc2) (Entered: 05/01/2007)
05/01/20079Plaintiff's MOTION to Amend/Correct Complaint by John B. Thompson. Responses due by 5/15/2007 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit State Petition for Writ of Mandamus# 2 Exhibit Second Amended Complaint)(Thompson, John) (Entered: 05/01/2007)
05/03/200710Plaintiff's MOTION to Disqualify Judge Paul C. Huck by John B. Thompson. (Thompson, John) (Entered: 05/03/2007)

10 Comments:

Blogger Paul said...

your have lost me??

11:35 PM, May 07, 2007  
Blogger Christopher said...

slow news day. he got an excuse to post something about his prowess in a court. let him be.

4:37 AM, May 08, 2007  
Blogger DaSickNinja said...

Its a blog, he's allowed to say what he wants. Besides, I say Jack Thompson is an asshole, but then I'd be insulting assholes.

4:55 AM, May 08, 2007  
Blogger Evil said...

Wow, this is the FIRST time I have something to agree with Ph(ake)d.

I can wait to Thompson is out on the street.

6:58 AM, May 08, 2007  
Blogger bk said...

I don't understand why you are so upset about Jack Thompson. Maybe you could explain. This post is rather vague to say the least. Here is a link to wekipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Thompson_(attorney)

He doesn't seem so bad to me. Anyone willing to take up the fight against obscenity in this culture gets a plus in my book.

8:09 AM, May 08, 2007  
Blogger Sharikou, Ph. D said...

I don't understand why you are so upset about Jack Thompson. Maybe you could explain.

If you are addressing me, then I have zero against Jack Thompson on his agenda. But the way he does his lawyering is shocking. How can he go to a court without knowing the rules? The way he is acting tell the court that he cannot be treated seriously.

8:14 AM, May 08, 2007  
Blogger bk said...

sharikou
But the way he does his lawyering is shocking

Could you explain. Your links in the article link to a site that is restricted.

I infer that you have a beef with Thompson. Otherwise, why post this article.

8:25 AM, May 08, 2007  
Blogger Kevin said...

Jack Thompson is literally insane. From the wiki article about him concerning complaints filed against him:

"Thompson claims that the complaints violate state religious protections because his advocacy is motivated by his Christian faith."

8:47 AM, May 08, 2007  
Blogger bk said...

Kevin
Jack Thompson is literally insane. From the wiki article about him concerning complaints filed against him:

"Thompson claims that the complaints violate state religious protections because his advocacy is motivated by his Christian faith."


Can you prove that the quote is incorrect? I will caution all who casually glance at legal statements and determine an opinion. Many times what seems as insane to a bystander is just part of a bigger plan.

Here is a quote on the same article about insanity:

"Thompson charged that the group placed “homosexual-education tapes” in public schools. Switchboard responded by getting the Florida Supreme Court to order that he submit to a psychiatric examination. Thompson did so and passed, and since then has stated on more than one occasion that he is 'the only officially certified sane lawyer in the entire state of Florida.'"

9:22 AM, May 08, 2007  
Blogger Dofus-Kamas said...

In April 2007, Thompson theorized hours after the shooting[37] that, before he was identified, Seung-Hui Cho, the shooter in the Virginia Tech massacre, trained on the game Counter-Strike,(which he called Counter-Strike Half Life) which, according to Thompson, "drills you and gives you scenarios on how to kill them [and] gets you to kill them with your heart rate lower." He says that Seung-Hui "was in a hyper-reality situation in virtual reality." Though Seung-Hui had last been known to have played Counter-Strike in high school, four years prior to the shooting, Thompson asserts that "you don't drop it when you go to college, typically." Thompson claims that Seung-Hui's roommate's claim that Seung-Hui only used his computer to write fiction is incorrect because "Cho was able to go room to room calmly, efficiently, coolly killing people."[94] Prior to being identified, Thompson attributed the "flat effect[sic] on [Seung-Hui's] face" and the efficiency of his attack to video game rehearsals of the shooting.[95] However, a search warrant released, listing the items found in Cho's dorm room, did not contain any video games, and a Washington Post story cited by Thompson later removed a paragraph stating that Seung-Hui enjoyed violent video games in high school. Thompson continued to maintain that "this is not rocket science. When a kid who has never killed anyone in his life goes on a rampage and looks like the Terminator, he's a video gamer." Thompson also sent a letter to Bill Gates, saying, "Mr. Gates, your company is potentially legally liable (for) the harm done at Virginia Tech. Your game, a killing simulator, according to the news that used to be in the Post, trained him to enjoy killing and how to kill." However, Microsoft did not create Counter-Strike - they only published the Xbox version of the game.[37]


I almost fell on the floor after reading this on wikipedia.

8:00 AM, May 09, 2007  

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