Anti-pornography Crusader Stripped of Law License

Slav Kandyba
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — A Florida attorney who filed numerous anti-pornography lawsuits has been stopped in his tracks: the Florida Supreme Court ruled that he should be disbarred.

The attorney, Jack Thompson, told the website Law.com that he plans to file a request for an emergency stay in U.S. District Court in Miami, where he has filed a civil rights complaint against the Florida Supreme Court, the Florida Bar and a judge.

The Supreme Court's four-page order summarized 10 acts of unprofessional behavior by Thompson over the past three years.

The court concluded Thompson made false statements to courts, falsely accused a judge of fixing cases and accused lawyers who filed complaints against him of being "criminal pornographers who objectify women."

"Based on the record before it, the court agrees that [Thompson] is not amenable to rehabilitation," the court wrote. Thompson has 30 days to close out his practice and was ordered to pay court costs of $43,675.

Thompson represented himself during the disbarment proceedings. The civil rights complaint stems from Thompson’s allegations that a lower court judge’s decision banning him from filing anything with the court under his own name violates his Sixth Amendment right to choose his own counsel.

"I'm just getting warmed up," Thompson told the website. "They won this phase of the battle. Now we're in a federal venue, which will give me relief."

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