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Thompson given until March 5th to prove that he has not "abused the legal system"

Whenever a tragedy occurs, it is virtually a given that Florida attorney Jack Thompson is making a beeline for the nearest media outlet to voice his predictable opinion that video games were the cause of the violent outburst, and has made several attempts to use the legal system to further his cause; however, the Florida Supreme Court appears to be striking back.

GamePolitics, who has had no shortage of communication with Thompson in the past, is reporting that Thompson himself has forwarded the Florida Supreme Court's "Order to Show Cause" that was sent to Thompson's office earlier this week, and has posted the following excerpt from the email exchange:

02/19/2008  ORDER-SHOW CAUSE
It appears to the Court that you have abused the legal system by submitting numerous frivolous and inappropriate filings in this Court.

Therefore, it is ordered that you shall show cause on or before March 5, 2008, why this Court should not find that you have abused the legal system process and impose upon you a sanction for abusing the legal system, including, but not limited to directing the Clerk of this Court to reject for filing any future pleadings, petitions, motions, letters, documents, or other filings submitted to this Court by you unless signed by a member of The Florida Bar other than yourself.
The phrase "numerous frivolous and inappropriate filings" stands out to any member of the gaming community familiar with Mr. Thompson's less-than-stellar record in attempting to sway the gaming industry. Mr. Thompson's vitriolic response was both equally amusing and confusing, as he the eggs on the very court that serves him the notice:
This is the single greatest gift that any court has ever given me in my 31 years of practicing law.  I shall now, through a new federal lawsuit, deconstruct The Florida Bar ... This court has threatened Thompson. He does not threaten back. He hereby informs this court that he will see it in federal court.

The Florida court is looking forward to this appearance.

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By dflynchimp on 2/22/2008 12:55:30 PM , Rating: 5
for those of you who don't know what I'm talking about:

there, it's written down in a comic, therefore it must be true!

Seriously? This guy must have a god-complex to think he can take on the Florida Supreme court with no evidence to back up his ballyhoo...

By HaZaRd2K6 on 2/22/2008 12:58:23 PM , Rating: 2
Man, I wish I hadn't posted already. You'd be getting a vote-up. Nicely done.

By chick0n on 2/22/2008 1:04:48 PM , Rating: 2
This dude still here ? wow ...

Yeah .... stop eating paint chips !

By Donkeyshins on 2/22/2008 2:19:22 PM , Rating: 2
Mmmmm....wall candy....mmmm

By FITCamaro on 2/22/2008 1:37:00 PM , Rating: 2
I remember that comic when it came out.

The last bit of text in it should have ended "Or we'll kill you."

By jajig on 2/22/2008 2:18:56 PM , Rating: 2
I think they were trying to parody Fight Club with the last bit.
Tyler Durden: [to the police chief] Hi. You're going to call off your rigorous investigation. You're going to publicly state that there is no underground group. Or... these guys are going to take your balls. They're going to send one to the New York Times, one to the LA Times press-release style. Look, the people you are after are the people you depend on. We cook your meals, we haul your trash, we connect your calls, we drive your ambulances. We guard you while you sleep. Do not... fuck with us.

"So if you want to save the planet, feel free to drive your Hummer. Just avoid the drive thru line at McDonalds." -- Michael Asher
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