Jack Thompson to be disbarred in 30 days

Thursday, 25th September 2008 18:18 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Kotaku’s reporting that Jack Thompson has finally, genuinely been disbarred. Or at least he will be 30 days from now.

A US court has approved a previous ruling made by Judge Dava Tunis that Thompson be permanently removed from the law professions, stating:

The Court approves the corrected referee’s report and John Bruce Thompson is permanently disbarred, effective thirty days from the date of this order so that respondent can close out his practice and protect the interests of existing clients. If respondent notifies the Court in writing that he is no longer practicing and does not need the thirty days to protect existing clients, this Court will enter an order making the permanent disbarment effective immediately. Respondent shall accept no new business from the date this order is filed.

So long, Jack. He’s already filed an emergency motion to try to stop all this happening, but, like, seriously. Dude. Go sit by the beach, or something.



  1. No_PUDding

    Another one of these artistic photographs.

    Pat, are you behind this? Or is this stock?

    #1 6 years ago
  2. patlike

    Nah, that’s not mine. I’ve never met him. I think that was from a US paper, iirc.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    Bye bye Jacky boy.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Harry

    I’ll miss Jack’s strange emails. I wonder if he’s abusive to everyone or just me… :)

    #4 6 years ago
  5. No_PUDding

    Silly nuisance should have realised that games aren’t all bad.

    Sure GTA isn’t exactly PC but you’re arguing with a lot more passionate people.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. bxsentinel

    I don’t think to many tears will be shed over this one!

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Tiger Walts

    It’s quite sad and pitiful. You can actually track his devolving behaviour as he self-destructed his career.

    The gaming industry does need the odd challenge from outside as well as the self-regulation, Thompson went about it the wrong way. He tried to drive in the thick edge of the wedge and all he’s achieved is blunting the thin end with the hammer.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. BraveArse


    That is all…

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Blerk

    Poor old Jack! Mind the door doesn’t hit you in the arse on the way out, man! :-D

    #9 6 years ago

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