“Swastikas, kangaroos, cartoon squirrels”

by Walter Olson on February 22, 2008

Perennial Overlawyered favorite Jack Thompson may find that his doodles, or supplementary art, or whatever, on court filings are an expensive matter, as the Florida Supreme Court continues to consider disciplinary action against him. Aside from the extraneous picture matter, which includes images of “swastikas, kangaroos in court, a reproduced dollar bill, cartoon squirrels, Paul Simon, Paul Newman, Ray Charles, a handprint with the word ‘slap’ written under it, Bar Governor Benedict P. Kuehne, a baby, Ed Bradley, Jack Nicholson, Justice Clarence Thomas, Julius Caesar, monkeys, a house of cards,” and so forth, Thompson, known for his crusades against violence and sex in videogames, is accused of engaging in constant filings that are “repetitive, frivolous and insult the integrity of the court,” and faces a possible order that would bar him from filing actions unless signed by another Florida bar member. Thompson rejects the charges, saying, “I have a right to file anything I want with the court.” (Alana Roberts, “Anti-Porn Crusader May Face Sanctions for ‘Meritless Filings'”, Daily Business Review, Feb. 22).

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1 Matthew 02.22.08 at 11:59 am

That is truly and completely hilarious. I love the part where he rails against the court for wildly infringing on his first amendment rights, when he’s dedicated his life to limiting those rights for other individuals. It’s hard to believe that the irony is lost on him, but the alternative is that he simply isn’t smart enough to figure it out. I don’t know which would be worse.

2 Ace of Sevens 02.22.08 at 9:05 pm

The only plausible explanation is he wants to be sanctioned so he can play himself off as a martyr.

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