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Geck-o-Lizard
26-09-08, 01:37
http://kotaku.com/5054772/jack-thompson-disbarred

And thus ended his reign of terror. :D

Camera Obscura
26-09-08, 01:42
It's also worth noting that along with disbarment, Thompson has been ordered to reimburse the Florida Bar fees amounting to $43,675.35. Ouch.

Ouch indeed! :vlol:

KC Mraz
26-09-08, 01:57
Ding Dong, the witch is dead


Potential new Halo campaign AND Jack disbarred? Best day ever. W00T!

LegenDarY
26-09-08, 09:36
Disbarment
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Disbarment is a revocation of a lawyer's ability to practice law or argue cases.

Generally disbarment is imposed as a sanction for conduct indicating that an attorney is not fit to practice law, willfully disregarding the interests of a client, or engaging in fraud which impedes the administration of justice. In addition, any lawyer who is convicted of a felony is automatically disbarred in most jurisdictions.

In the United States legal system, disbarment is specific to regions; one can be disbarred from some courts, while still being a member of the bar in another jurisdiction. However, under the American Bar Association's Model Rules of Professional Conduct, which have been adopted in most states, disbarment in one state or court is grounds for disbarment in a jurisdiction which has adopted the Model Rules.

Disbarment is quite rare.[citation needed] Instead, lawyers are usually sanctioned by their own clients through civil malpractice proceedings, or via fine, censure, suspension, or other punishments from the disciplinary boards. To be disbarred is considered a great embarrassment and shame, even if one no longer wishes to pursue a career in the law; it is akin, in effect, to a dishonorable discharge in a military situation.

Because disbarment rules vary by area, different rules can apply depending on where a lawyer is disbarred. Notably, the majority of US states have no procedure for permanently disbarring a person. Depending on the jurisdiction, a lawyer may reapply to the bar immediately, after five to seven years, or be banned for life.[1]

Ouch.. but he can become a lawyer immediately again if he wants?

disneyprincess20
26-09-08, 09:51
Don't forget, he hasn't been disbarred for his opinions, but for how he expresses his opinions. No doubt he'll continue to protest against video games, and that there'll be other lawyers willing to take up the cause. It's not like the King of the Anti-Video-Game People is over-thrown, but his credibility is weakened.

It's good news though :tmb:

Bullethail
26-09-08, 12:50
Don't forget, he hasn't been disbarred for his opinions, but for how he expresses his opinions. No doubt he'll continue to protest against video games, and that there'll be other lawyers willing to take up the cause. It's not like the King of the Anti-Video-Game People is over-thrown, but his credibility is weakened.

It's good news though :tmb:


Well, I look at it this way: if he want's to say something bad about video games, okay. But if he wants to babble insanely about utterly asinine accusations on a news camera, count me out. :p Kind of sad to see him lose his career, though.


Sayonara, Jacko. It was almost fun. :D

DragonSlayer
27-09-08, 17:53
i'm glad he's disbarred he has a bright future ahead of himself as the weather guy on the 6 o clock news
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here's a new sign that thompson can hold up in court instead of the one he held up in court during the bully trial should he ever end up in court for any reason
:gay:

some of the comments from GamePolitics shoutbox.

Posted 09/26/08 at 03:23pm
sortableturnip: Jack's so disbarred that the only case he can get is a case of the clap

Posted 09/26/08 at 03:22pm
Zevorick: Jack's so disbarred he can't even play on the monkey bars

Posted 09/26/08 at 03:21pm
Zevorick: Jack thompson is so disbarred he can't even get a case of the cold

09/26/08 at 03:15pm
sortableturnip: Jack's so disbarred that he can't even order a sandwich.

Posted 09/26/08 at 03:13pm
sortableturnip: Jack is so disbarred that he can't motion for a vote of no confidence in the Galactic Senate

Posted 09/26/08 at 03:11pm
JDKJ: Jack Thompson's so disbarred he can't even enter a courtyard.

Posted 09/26/08 at 03:06pm
JDKJ: Jack Thompson's so disbarred he can't even represent his 'hood.

Posted 09/26/08 at 03:03pm
sortableturnip: Jack's so disbarred that he cannot use a crowbar to fix a flat tire

Posted 09/26/08 at 03:01pm
sortableturnip: Jack is so disbarred that he cannot use the Chewbaca defense.

Posted 09/26/08 at 02:59pm
sortableturnip: Jack is so disbarred, he can't even file briefs in his underwear drawer.

Posted 09/26/08 at 02:58pm
sortableturnip: Jack's so disbarred that he will get arrested for getting a case of beer.

Posted 09/26/08 at 02:57pm
sortableturnip: Jack Thompson is so disbarred, he's not even able to have a sustained erection.

Posted 09/26/08 at 02:56pm
sortableturnip: Jack's so disbarred that he cannot block a falcon punch.

Posted 09/26/08 at 02:55pm
sortableturnip: Jack's so disbarred that he can't even practice the law of attraction.

Posted 09/26/08 at 02:54pm
JDKJ: Jack Thompson's so disbarred that the only motion he can now make is a bowel motion.

Posted 09/26/08 at 02:54pm
sortableturnip: Jack Thompson is so disbarred he can't even play basketball because it's on a court!

Posted 09/26/08 at 02:52pm
sortableturnip: Jack's so disbarred that he can't even object to someone cutting in line in front of him.

Posted 09/26/08 at 02:52pm
JDKJ: Jack Thompson's so disbarred that the only place he can now bring a suit is to the drycleaners.

Posted 09/26/08 at 02:51pm
sortableturnip: Jack's so disbarred that he can't directly exam his clothes.

Posted 09/26/08 at 02:48pm
sortableturnip: Jack's so disbarred he can't even subpoena coladas

Minty Mouth
27-09-08, 18:42
So....Why did they Disbar him?