Jack Thompson set to be disbarred for 10 years

By Patrick Garratt, Thursday, 5 June 2008 07:40 GMT

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A Florida court yesterday recommended that anti-game super-lawyer Jack Thompson be banned from practicing law for the next decade.

If upheld, the ruling will be Thompson won’t be able to perform any legal function whatsoever for ten years.

Thompson stormed out of the hearing, claiming the judge involved had no right to hear his case.

Judge Dava Tunis’ specific recommendations for sanctions will be included in her official report, to be due to the Florida Supreme Court by September 2.

There’s a huge report on this on Kotaku, including a full, 4,500-word objection Thompson filed with the court.

“I am ‘guilty’ of being right and ahead of the curve when it came to Howard Stern and as to Grand Theft Auto. Because I took on Bar complainant, Al Cardenas, the Howard Stern Show is off terrestrial radio and his influence diminished,” said the soon-to-be-not-lawyer.

“Because I took on this cop-killing, woman-bashing video game, the Presidential race is now addressing the issue and this particular video game. Try to get me disbarred. Go ahead, do your worst, Referee Tunis. I will continue to do my best.”

Jack, for Christ’s sake. Take the fucking hint.

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