Not everyone is convinced by Jack Thompson's unfailing attempts to bring down mature video gaming. A Florida Bar official has proposed through e-mail that Thompson, in addition to undergoing psychological testing, accept a temporary suspension of his law license. However, the last time the Bar tried to do this to Thompson in the early 90's, Thompson passed the test and sued the Bar for monetary damages.
An official of the Florida Bar proposed late last week that controversial Miami attorney Jack Thompson submit to psychological testing and accept a 91-day suspension of his law license, according to an e-mail GamePolitics received from Thompson himself.
The claim has not been verified by the Florida Bar, which did not respond to our request for comment.
As GP has previously reported, Thompson is currently embroiled in a pair of federal lawsuits against the Bar (see Florida Bar Gives Jack Thompson a Wedgie Over Bully Case). The Bar has moved to hold a disciplinary hearing against Thompson based on several complaints about the anti-game attorneys professional conduct, including video game cases involving Grand Theft Auto and Bully. A scheduled June 25th hearing was postponed. Meanwhile, mediation talks have taken place between Thompson and the Bar.
On Sunday Thompson ccd GP an e-mail of what appears to be a filing with the Florida Supreme Court, which has jurisdiction over Bar disciplinary matters. In it Thompson writes of an ongoing attempt to mediate the dispute: