Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Judge Jordan dismisses Jack Thompson's lawsuit

We covered all the back and forth earlier, so here's the conclusion -- case dismissed in a 24 page order. Of course, GamePolitics has all the details...

And yes, Thompson has already filed an emergency appeal.


Anonymous said...

WOW!!! David, you have to post his motion to stay pending appeal. It is unbeleivable. The last sentence takes the cake -- in which Thompson compares himself to Jesus Christ! The real questions here are twofold: (1) how many days will Thompson serve as a result of contemptuous behavior before he is disbarred and (2) how many days should he serve.

As to (2) I say the full 6 months - dude is a lawyer and should not be bringing the rest of us down.

As to (1) Zero - Thompson seems to be fairly smart and it will be easier for all of the judges and courts involved to simply let him be disbarred.

What say yee?

Anonymous said...

John B. Thompson, Attorney at Law
1172 S. Dixie Hwy., Suite 111
Coral Gables, Florida 33146

December 24, 2007

Frank Angones
Florida Bar President
All Florida Bar Governors
Miami, Florida Via Fax to 305-371-3948 and e-mails

Re: Right of Bar Respondent to Appear before Florida Bar Governors

Dear Frank and All Bar Governors:

I have asked, at least ten times, over the past three years, to appear before the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar in order to present my constitutional defenses to the various SLAPP Bar complaints brought against me.

The Bar’s outside counsel, Barry Richard of Greenberg Traurig, has solemnly asserted to U.S. District Court Judge Adalberto Jordan that I have an absolute right to appear before the Governors in this fashion and for that reason the federal court should abstain from granting me relief because I thus have “an adequate state remedy.” Richard has cited the federal case of Mason v. Florida Bar for that proposition, and it says precisely that. The Governors have made a liar of Barry Richard by denying me that appearance.

Let me make this so clear that every single one of your Bar Governors gets it: It is inconceivable that all 52 Governors could be of the same mind that they ought to violate the federal court holding in Mason and not extend to me, whether they agree with what they think I believe or not, my legal right to appear before the Governors on the constitutional issues raised by its prosecution of me.

Secondly, you are on notice that I am going to appear before the Governors, whether they like it or not. I am going to secure a writ of mandamus entered by a court of law, in the days or weeks ahead, to mandate that appearance.

I’m tired of your running The Florida Bar as if it were Fidel Castro’s thought police.

Regards, Jack Thompson