Thompson gets slammed with enhanced disbarment

Jack Thompson - Image 1It’s still far from the end of the road for Jack Thompson: apparently, the Florida lawyer walked out of his recent disciplinary hearing after filing his own formal objections to the sanctions hearing. The result? An enhanced disbarment recommendation that may result in barring Thompson from practicing law for ten years. More details in the full article.

Jack Thompson - Image 1Florida lawyer Jack Thompson is finding himself in deeper, hotter water this time, thanks to his latest antics in the courtroom. Thompson had apparently walked out of the recent disciplinary hearing, after filing his own “Thompson’s Formal Objection to June 4 Sanctions Hearing.” His actions resulted in getting an “enhanced disbarment” recommendation from the court.

Enhanced disbarment means that Thompson would be disbarred from practicing law for ten years.

Thompson’s 4,500-word formal objection included negative remarks towards Judge Dava Tunis, claiming her to be incompetent and arrogant, and questioned her credibility as a judge. Here’s an excerpt taken from the filing:

You, the referee, are not even a judge. The law in Florida on that is clear, and it is found in FloridaÂ’s Loyalty Oath Statute 876.05, et sequitur, held constitutional and binding by the United States Supreme Court in Connell v. Higginbotham.

He also mentioned in the formal objection some quotes from the Bible, and mentioned Senators Hillary Clinton and Obama having “followed [Thompson’s] lead.” He also added “Because I took on this cop-killing, woman-bashing video game, the Presidential race is now addressing the issue and this particular video game.”

Will the enhanced disbarment recommendation push through? We will keep you updated, as always. In the meantime, you can check out the Via link for the entire transcript of Thompson’s formal objection.

Via Kotaku

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