Utah Senate President Looks To Sue Jack Thompson For Continual Spam

from the with-friends-like-these... dept

Disbarred lawyer Jack Thompson, made famous for never missing an opportunity to blame violent video games for any sort of violent activity (despite a near total lack of evidence to support this), has focused his post-lawyer life on trying to get states to pass anti-violent video game laws. Of course, this has been a tough slog. Utah appeared to be his only hope, but even that state eventually vetoed the bill, noting that it didn't make much sense. Thompson, who is known as a prolific emailer, has apparently been emailing Utah politicians quite a bit since this decision came down, and now the President of the Utah Senate (who supported the Thompson's bill) is threatening to go after Thompson using CAN SPAM anti-spam laws, telling Thompson:
I asked you before to remove me from your mailing list. I supported your bill but because of the harassment will not again. If I am not removed I will turn you over to the AG for legal action.
Can't wait to see Thompson claim that this is all part of the conspiracy of video game fans against him. Clearly, the video gamers have somehow brainwashed the President of the Utah Senate...
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    Kevin, 15 Apr 2009 @ 1:15pm

    Public official?

    If you're a public official, aren't you required to hear what people have to say? Can you legally tell someone who has an issue that they want the government to consider that they're not allowed to bring it to your attention? Most sane people certainly wouldn't spam, harrass, and harrangue the legislators that they are seeking assistance from, but Thompson doesn't necessarily fit that MO.

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