Jack Thompson made a legal niche for himself by crusading against violence in video games, over the last decade. But now, the tables have turned on Mr. Thompson. He is currently involved in a court case that could possibly see his license to practive law being revoked by the Florida Bar.
The case was brought to the attentions of the Florida judiciary over "several complaints" of Mr. Thompson's "professional conduct in court cases", according to the blog gamepolitics.com. Jack Thompson tried to block the trial from continuing, and also tried counter-litigation by attempting a federal suit against the Florida Bar, but with no luck. Mr. Thompson also tried to invole the blog-writer of gamepolitics.com in that suit, but it was dismissed U.S District Court Judge Jordan.
Specifically, Mr. Thompson is to be held accountable for apparently making "making false and disparaging comments about a judge and several lawyers" (source).
Mr. Thompson contends that the Florida Bar is out to get him because of his "Christian activisim" and his "outspokenness." Mr. Thompson was quoted as sayng that "this [case] is frankly once again just the Bar going off the deep end trying to use Bar rules to limit my First Amendment activism."
Mr. Thompson has a history of trying to sue the makers of games, most famously Rockstar, for somehow causing real-world violence. Many people say that the link between game violence and real-world violence is tenous, and has not been supported by many studies.
Besides video games, Mr. Thompson also has issues with shock-jock Howard Stern, and claims to have gotten him booted of the air. And back in the early 90s, Mr. Thompson worked hard to block the success of rap group 2 Live Crew, and rapper-later-turned-actor, Ice T.