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Florida Gets Something Right!

jack-thompson-cartoon.jpgWe’ve talked about Florida attorney Jack Thompson a couple of times on this site. He’s the asshat who blames everything bad in the world on video games, who submitted gay porn to a court, and who got into a comment fight with fellow blawger Alan Childress. During that battle, he proudly pronounced: “I’m not going to be disbarred. Deal with it.”

Well the Florida Supreme Court may not be ready to disbar him just yet, but they’re still not too happy with him. Last week the Florida Supremes issued what’s called an Order to Show Cause, requiring Thompson to come before them by March 5 to explain “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” because of the “numerous frivolous and inappropriate filings” he has submitted. That sanction would include a mandate that Thompson not file anything with the Florida courts unless another Florida attorney signs the pleading.

Awesome.

And Thompson issued his usual piss-and-vinegar douchebag response, saying:

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…
Thank you, Supremes! You have given me the weapons I need.

Better yet, he also said:

This is a brazen attempt by this court to repeal the absolute right of every citizen, under the First Amendment, to “petition the government for a redress” of grievances…
The [Florida] Bar threatens a whistleblower with retribution because he dares to keep blowing the whistle? This court has threatened Thompson. He does not threaten back. He hereby informs this court that he will see it in federal court. This court has just thrown Brer Rabbit into the briar patch.

If Thompson is Brer Rabbit, I hope he repeatedly pricks himself in that patch.

(Hat tip to Gamer Andy for the image.)