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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
TO: JOHN BRUCE THOMPSON
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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RE: Ignore?
By rdeegvainl on 2/26/2008 4:03:15 PM , Rating: 2
I know nothing about science? I wonder where you got that conclusion. But your personal attacks doesn't really matter.

So when I say
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And all the studies I've seen shown on the affects of video games, show a correlational (not causational) relationship with aggression. (Not violence)

You say
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As for studies here is a VERY brief list some are reviews
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No, you are correct in that you never explicitly stated they caused violence. But when you used it as a direct reply to my statement that I hadn't seen a single one that did, you implied it.
Still the redistribution of violence does not make for a more violent society. Especially when violence rates is decreasing.
Oh and I NEVER said that direct causative links are needed to be proved. It's a correlation to aggression, not Violence. And until people know the difference between cause and correlation, and aggression and violence, both are still valid points, precisely because of the man who the article is about, and especially when people are trying to legislate, thinking studies say something they do not.


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