Thompson v. The Florida Bar

Filing 124

RESPONSE to 119 Order to Show Cause (Fourth) Re Lack of Risk to "Children" filed by John B. Thompson. (Thompson, John)

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Thompson v. The Florida Bar Doc. 124 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA JOHN B. THOMPSON, Plaintiff, v. THE FLORIDA BAR and DAVA J. TUNIS, Defendants. PLAINTIFF'S FOURTH RESPONSE TO THE COURT'S SHOW CAUSE ORDER COMES NOW plaintiff, John B. Thompson, hereinafter Thompson, as an attorney on his own behalf, and further responds to this court's September 24, 2007, Order to Show Cause and states: 1. When one "googles" on the Internet the two words "gay news" one is Case No. 07-21256 (Judge Adalberto Jordan) directedto a number of links, including Florida Bar attorney Norm Kent's porn portal which takes the Internet googler to the specific "obscene" images that so offended this court. 2. However, on the other hand, when one googles "pacer porn," one is not directed to the federal court filings PACER web site but is instead brought to the following porn site at . 3. With all respect to this court and its sensibilities, Thompson suggests to the court that its fanciful surmise that children are on the Internet, paying money via a credit card, for the purpose of perusing federal court files to see obscene images is not wellfounded. In fact, it is fanciful. This court is concerned about the harm Thompson has 1 done to children via a paid access governmental site, while Norm Kent is disseminating this sewage to anyone of any age? 4. The court seeks to hold Thompson in contempt for bringing to its attention the criminal activities of Norm Kent which are intentionally and illegally protected by The Bar. The efforts of Thompson in this regard have put NO children at risk, whereas Mr. Kent's illicit activities at his Bar-regulated web site have clearly done so, as the two Google searches prove. 5. With all respect for this court, if it was offended by these images, then that is one thing. To threaten to hold Thompson in contempt for putting children at risk is quite another, and for which there is no factual, rational basis, with all respect to this court. 6. By analogy, to hold Thompson in contempt for alerting the federal court system to the criminal activity of Norm Kent is akin to arresting Paul Revere, in 1775, for "disturbing the peace" with his midnight ride. Thompson is trying to protect children, and has done so for twenty years, with no help from the criminal court system, save the ruling of Judge Jose Gonzalez in the federal obscenity trial Thompson started against 2 Live Crew. Thompson was glad to do so. Thompson wholly rejects, with respect, this court's insinuation that he is putting kids at risk by alerting the federal judiciary that they are at risk. 7. If the court's female law clerk, who is assigned to this Thompson v. Bar case, saw this obscenity and was offended by it, then she would do well to stop and ponder what its effect has been upon the countless children who may have seen it because of Norm Kent's criminal activities. Adults, such as this female law clerk, need to put the 2 welfare of these children ahead of their own sensibilities and interests. That is what being a "public servant" is all about. If adults will do nothing about this, who will? HEREBYCERTIFY that this has been served upon record counsel this 25th of September, 2007, electronically. day /s/ JOHN B. THOMPSON, Plaintiff Attorney, Florida Bar #231665 1172 South Dixie Hwy., Suite 111 Coral Gables, Florida 33146 Phone: 305-666-4366 3

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