The reason Thompson cited for walking out of the courtroom was that Judge Dava Tunis, whom Thompson calls the referee, didn’t have the authority to hear his case. Thompson claims that Tunis has an invalid loyalty oath and that because the oath is invalid Tunis will be removed from office and can’t preside over his Bar hearing. Thompson also claims that Tunis forged a new loyalty oath to cover the fact that her original oath was invalid due to improper wording.
Thompson filed a massive and rambling 14 page document he titled “Thompson’s Formal Objection to June 4 Sanctions “Hearing””. Thompson points out in the opening lines of his objections that, “I depart from the traditional identification of myself, a party herein, in the third person and instead speak in my own voice in the first person directly to the referee.” After all speaking about himself in the first person would make him sound crazy.
In the rambling objection document, Thompson claims that he has been denied is due process by not having the accusations against him made clear “in English any rational person can understand.” Thompson also claims that Tunis leaked the court document outlining that he was found guilty on 27 of the 31 counts raised by the Florida State Bar.
Thompson goes on to compare his quest to confront Howard Stern and his supporters to John the Baptist confronting Herod about marrying his brother’s wife.
The best sentence from the entire rambling document says, “The consequence of all of this post facto oath taking is that all that the Florida Supreme Court has done in this case is invalid and will be voided, and if you think I will not accomplish that end then a) you do not understand the lawsuit already filed, and b) you don’t know Jack.”
quote: ...in English any rational person can understand
quote: Don Quixote is more like it.
quote: This story is nearly biased. Good thing it's biased in the correct position; Thompson is a dumbass.
quote: ...you don’t know Jack
quote: Wow, you're the dregs of humanity when you even make other lawyers look good.
quote: It sounds like your stereotype of the legal profession comes from adopted complaints of television characters.
quote: People who file lawsuits against corporations do more for the consumer, directly, than any law on the books.
quote: Do you think the corporations are going to make sure your food doesn't have an abundance of carcinogens in it if you cant sue?
quote: People dont realize that the process of advocating for clients, and the resulting threat of litigation or criminals "walking free", have far-reaching prophylactic effects on almost every aspect of society.
quote: regarding you praising a "principled" man
quote: Using the court system to change the laws without proper representative support (ie; legislating changes) is underhanded.
quote: I'm sure that's true for some as well. But if, for example, you got a DUI tonight, your chances of finding an "advocate" in the phone book are extremely slim. More likely, you'll find a predator in a cheap suit.
quote: No. Jack Thompson believes in what he's doing.
quote: He's crazy. That pretty much goes without saying. But, I have far more respect for the principled crazy man who doesn't care that the whole world is against him than I do for the lawyers who advertise on television encouraging people to file frivolous lawsuits, who sue corporations for profit, or who use their educations to defend illegal activities.
quote: frivolous lawsuits
quote: The reason Thompson cited for walking out of the courtroom was that Judge Dava Tunis, whom Thompson calls the referee, didn’t have the authority to hear his case.