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Posted 9/28/08
From Maximum PC:

Justice is Served: Anti-Videogame Lawyer Jack Thompson Permanently Disbarred
Posted 09/25/08 at 07:45:11 PM | by Nathan Grayson



For a man supposedly on an anti-videogame "crusade," Jack Thompson hasn't really accomplished much. He attempted to give Bully the legal equivalent of a swirly -- and lost. He tangoed with The Sims 2 -- and lost. And most famously, he mustered every last bit of his legal prowess against the Grand Theft Auto series -- and, well, you know where we're going with this.

So, today, we'd like you to join us in congratulating Jack Thompson for taking a definitive step toward his goal. See, now that he's been permanently disbarred with no hope of reinstatement, maybe a real lawyer can finally hog the anti-gaming limelight. Hip-hip hooray!

Said the press release:

"Over a very extended period of time involving a number of totally unrelated cases and individuals, [Thompson] has demonstrated a pattern of conduct to strike out harshly, extensively, repeatedly and willfully to simply try to bring as much difficulty, distraction and anguish to those he considers in opposition to his causes. He does not proceed within the guidelines of appropriate professional behavior, but rather uses other means available to intimidate, harass, or bring public disrepute to those whom he perceives oppose him."

The proceedings, which began in June, brought 31 counts against the man fondly referred to by gamers as "Whacko Jacko." He was found guilty of 27.

In addition to a cushy new spot in the unemployment line, Thompson has also been granted the mandatory privilege of paying $43,675.35 in legal fees to the Florida Bar.

The disbarment will be official 30 days from now, assuming Thompson doesn't nab a retrial. Regardless, however, we doubt Thompson's questionably-sane ramblings are at an end. With the Internet at his fingertips, we're actually kind of looking forward to seeing what Thompson will do next. You know, in the same way we're looking forward to the inevitable day when our doctor diagnoses us with a nice infertility-cancer double-whammy.
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Posted 9/28/08
Win, now one nutcase's gone
Posted 9/28/08
one nutjob out more to go . . .
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Posted 9/28/08
/bump

Honestly, I think that this should get a sticky for at least a week because it is such great news!
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Posted 10/6/08
Hah! Serves him right, why should what he believes be the same as what everyone should anyway? That's what I about these people. If people don't like it, they just won't buy it, simple.
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Posted 10/6/08
Old news, but it's definitely worth the attention.
Hah!
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Posted 10/6/08
Finally!
Sheesh, go find him on wikipedia. The story of his life is one crusade against video games or another.
Might as well ban guns and cigarettes and violent movies, coz just like games they're here to stay...
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Posted 11/4/08
LET'S CELEBRATE!

(Brings out beer, steaks, cakes, and party hats!)
Posted 11/4/08
yes thank god. but i'm going to miss him and his antics. i hope a guy like him steps in. it was really fun seeing what he bitches about gaming.
Posted 11/4/08
Ha - Ha..
one of the most idiotic person i have heard of..
thank god there's still justice..
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Posted 11/4/08
Old news but still Great news
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Posted 11/5/08
Whatever lol.
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Posted 11/14/08
he looks psyko!
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