Jack Thompson Disbarred Permanently
Shacknews reports that Jack Thompson, previously recommended for a 10 year disbarment from the Florida Bar, has talked his way into a permanent disbarment. Oh how sad ... ;)
Thompson now has thirty days to close out his practice--in "the interests of existing clients." Adding to his problems, "no motion for rehearing will be considered unless signed by a member in good standing of The Florida Bar other than [Thompson]." That is, if Thompson wants to seek a retrial, he has to have another Bar member vouch for him--something no one has done in his current trial.
Thompson has responded to the disbarment by filing a motion for rehearing--despite the legal inefficacy of doing so without another Bar member to do it on his behalf. In a news release on Kotaku, Thompson has taken to writing Boston Legal fan-fiction:
"The timing of this disbarment transparently reveals its motivation: This past Friday Thompson filed a federal civil rights action against The Bar, the Supreme Court, and all seven of its Justices. This rush to disbarment is in retribution for the filing of that federal suit. With enemies this foolish, Thompson needs only the loyal friends he has. ...
Thompson always wanted to own a Bar. Now, armed with multiple US Supreme Court rulings that no state bar can do what it has done to Thompson, he is set to own that Bar. "