Thompson denied in Louisiana

Lawyer who helped draft state's game-restriction law prevented from making his own case in defense of the legislation.

Florida lawyer Jack Thompson may have helped author Louisiana's currently contested legislation barring the sale of some violent games to minors, but he won't be able to defend it in court.

Game Politics is reporting that the judge presiding over the case has denied Thompson's attempt to file an amicus curiae brief. Also known as a "friend of the court," an amicus curiae is someone who isn't a party to a lawsuit, but wants to bring up information and arguments that might not otherwise be heard. The game industry had opposed Thompson's motion to file as a friend of the court, while Louisiana Attorney General Charles Foti, a defendant in the case, had approved of it.

The Louisiana law was signed by the governor and went into immediate effect last month, but the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and the Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) quickly filed suit to have it overturned. The day after the law was signed, a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order preventing the law from being enforced.

Currently the case is awaiting the judge's ruling on whether or not to turn the temporary restraining order into a preliminary injunction against the law.

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95 comments
Bulldog19892
Bulldog19892

hart704 You post that comment in every news story about Jack Thompson.

hart704
hart704

I have tons of M rated games. Come and arrest me too! Come on! I'm beggin' ya, Thompson! Make me famous!

Shingo
Shingo

DENIED! Jack of all trades... of failing and being hated

thedarklordrand
thedarklordrand

Jack Thompsen is the new Joe McCarthey. Seriously its men like him that make me lose faith in both my country and my species.

GCN49
GCN49

has Jack Thompson ever played a game before?

mc2k4
mc2k4

"if GTA4 makes a mission in witch we have to kill a lawyer witch the name resemble jack thompson i will make an ROCKSTAR altar in my room and bow to them." LOL! That would be funny!

spow
spow

LETS ALL GIVE HANDS AND MAKE A CIRCLE THEN PUT TACK JHOMPSON IN THE MIDDLE and lets unleash our violent video-game derived anger UPON HIM!! if GTA4 makes a mission in witch we have to kill a lawyer witch the name resemble jack thompson i will make an ROCKSTAR altar in my room and bow to them.

htownsbig
htownsbig

i wonder if jt has even played a mature game

fixer293
fixer293

(caps) DE-NIED (slams gavel down) ..... good-bye Mr. Thompson Muhahahahaha

tycoonmike
tycoonmike

Let us all pray for the eventual demise of the hypocritical, Fascist, pseudo-politician/lawyer that is Jack Thompson. All he is doing is perpetuating something that should already be taking place in our homes: parents taking charge of their kids. It isn't up to the government to determine what we, the under-18's, watch and play, it is up to our parents, and if they were to just turn off the television, or the PS2, or the XBox when they see something offencive, then this world would be a far better place.

ShadowClaw48
ShadowClaw48

i love the fact that he claims that he a stead fast christian and is on a mission to stop the spread of evil in computer games and yet spreads all this hate and distrust as someone rightfully pointed out above. i like to think i'm classed as a christian, and yet i cannot see his problem. in other words, put up or shut up

Sidrat2004
Sidrat2004

For all your Jack Thompson ammo use his own words and history. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Thompson_(attorney) It's an insightful read about a man who jumps on the most popular anti bandwagon at the time. I wonder if he could actually say something NICE about something rather than having to spread Hate and distrust amongst other people. Either that or keep it to himself and raise his family the way he wants to, not try to spread his warped form of morality to other people.

friky00
friky00

Is Thompson running for senator or something like that? Like Clinton seems to be using videogames just to win the election, this kind of dumb things always happens in electoral years anywere.

nappan
nappan

"Unno about Thompson..his eyes look like he secretly sneaks in a few hours a night on some mmorpg, mario party game, halo or maybe some bmx xxx , and then does his political thing... those eyes speak of little sleep." His eyes speak to me of someone who is barely able to tie his shoelaces unassisted, and probably of a man who's deepest and most fullfilling moments in life come when he corners some of his microcephalic peers in a debate. In annals of unnnacomplished zealots, Thompson is almost heroic in terms of the number and magnitude of his failures. Two quotes leap to mind when I consider men like him. 1.) "-He is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death." -H.H. Munroe and 2.) "Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them." -Edward W. Howe

metdevthegamer
metdevthegamer

Oh yeah, score one for us gamers!!! Oh, and Gamespot, use Photoshop wisely and place a dunce cap on JT in that picture. It'll make a lot of us happier.

McDog3
McDog3

*sigh* Ol' Jacky boy never ceases to amaze me........

twinheadrex1
twinheadrex1

IMPORTANT NEWS: jack thopson suks that is all

anamnawshad
anamnawshad

:lol: Pwned! I hope he sees the light side.........

GMAN32X
GMAN32X

what an idiot...he probably graduated at the bottom of his law school class and in order to make a name for himself has to take on "special interest" cases like those against the entertainment industry. Earth to Jack: Remember when they were lecturing on Professional Responsibility and Ethics during 1L year? Oh, you probably couldn't understand what they were talking about. Well, let me make this clear to you: Its called conflict of interest you simple minded twit! Look it up. Or do you not know how to use West Law either?

thatguytony
thatguytony

That is what happens when your are a zealot. Even people trying to tighten the screws on the gaming industry know that Jack has no credibility.

Nawras
Nawras

I can't think of an uncensored word to describe him

GameDestroyer88
GameDestroyer88

YES, this is the 2nd time Jacky got completley OWNED. TAKE THAT PRETENTIOUS ZEALOT

NinjaFoot
NinjaFoot

Thompson should have filed as a "Friend of Communism".

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

A friend of Jack Thompson is an enemy to all. The judge is probably a gamer. Keep Jack Thompson and his evil friends out of the courtroom!

battojutsu
battojutsu

Jacky boy is always so angry. I mean, come on. We gamers are not bad people. Contary to popular belief, we gamers dont shoot people in the face. I dont know if hitmen do, but at least we dont...not in real life, at least. Jack Thompson is going so out of his way to bring games down. why? Maybe his parents didnt give him permision to go to the arcades and play pacman, or moon patrol. What are you after, Jacky boy? What do you want? Do you want to be everybody's hero? Do you want to hear the voices of millions of americans chanting your name? Do you want to be accepted so bad? Do you need a hug? You know, if you are planning to run for office...any office at all, there are better ways to score brownie points with the people (that goes for you too, Hillary).

jkr2krz
jkr2krz

Unno about Thompson..his eyes look like he secretly sneaks in a few hours a night on some mmorpg, mario party game, halo or maybe some bmx xxx , and then does his political thing... those eyes speak of little sleep. Honestly he may have gotten frustrated at some game that had violence in it and this is his way to get even.

xdude85
xdude85

LOSER!!! you'll soon be denied in the rest of America.

S_Pac_316
S_Pac_316

HAHAHAA! Smoke on that JACK! XD

Xa31nov1s
Xa31nov1s

How long will it take you to realize, Mr. Thompson? God hates you.

jimbo102671
jimbo102671

Take THAT, Thompson! BTW, I love GS's photo of JT, which makes him look like the idiot he is.

nappan
nappan

1 out of every 100 individuals is a psychopath/sociopath (or as the DSMIV would have it now "Antisocial Personality Disorder"). Meet Jack Thompson, and virtually all politicians, serial killers, daredevils, etc. Just one of those little joys life tosses our way. Lets hear it for people incapable of experiencing empathy! Lets hear it for raving zealots! wooooo. *sob*

VegetaMaelstrom
VegetaMaelstrom

Is it just me or does Jack Thompson look like an older version of Jon Stewart in that picture? They should do a skit about it on his show.

Toolvana
Toolvana

I'm so tired of seeing that same pic of Thompson everytime a news post is made about him. Seeing that picture so often makes me want to shoot somebody.....yeah...that's right Thompson, I'm under the influence of games, that's why I made such an outlandish and violent statement just now.

vaejas
vaejas

Can we please refer to this man, a tenured lawyer, with some respe... oh look, a kitty cat... (=^..^=)

-L-U-I-S-
-L-U-I-S-

ROFL PWNED!!! Better not mess with us gamers haha :lol:

rl_41
rl_41

hehe everybody here is flaming Jack Thompson... he's made himself a national symbol of hatred to all gamers now.

twinheadrex1
twinheadrex1

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