It's been a little more than a month since we broke the news that Judge Dava Tunis was recommending that Jack Thompson receive enhanced disbarment, and finally today he's gotten around to his normal round of name calling.
In a letter to the Judicial Qualifications Commission, Thompson questions Judge Tunis' mental stability and asks that she undergo a mental health exam. He also calls her a raving wild woman and suggests that she might be mentally impaired.
In a separate motion filed to strike Tunis' findings, Thompson calls into question the hearing and, once more, Judge Tunis saying she is "out of her judisprudential mind" and referring to her as Dava in Wonderland.
Judicial Qualifications Commission
1110 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32303
Re: Addendum to Formal JQC Complaint against "Judge" Dava Tunis
Please look at the enclosed Motion to Strike regarding Dava Tunis' "Findings" as to my guilt and innocence. First of all, she is prohibited from even issuing such a document without its containing specific findings of fact.
She leaked it to the media to do me harm prior to the issuance of her Final Referee's Report, and she didn't have "specific findings of fact" as required by Bar Rules, because she didn't have those "facts" in place.
Then, please note she finds me both guilty and not guilty of a violation of the same Bar Rule 4-8.2(a) as to the same judge and the same set of facts. She is just making this stuff up as she goes, and she is too sloppy to keep track of what she is making up.
But, hey, it's only my 31-year law career that is at stake here, and her Republican buddy Jeb Bush who put her on the bench has his buddies' Bar complaints in front of her, so you can't really expect her to rise above her entanglements and act like a real judge.
Finally, maybe there is another explanation here: Maybe Dava Tunis is mentally impaired. The raving wild woman I saw in the last minutes of our trial in December 2007 in which she stood up behind her bench and was shouting and waving her arms was someone who had become unhinged. Is she still unhinged?
The Bar keeps insisting that I must serially have my head examined, even though every such exam has resulted in a clean bill of health. Here's a suggestion, in light of her odd behavior and her now executing a document that rebuts itself on its face: Have this Dava Tunis undergo a battery of psychiatric and psychological tests. I underwent them and came through with flying colors. Will she? Find out. Regards, Jack Thompson
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA
THE FLORIDA BAR,
v. Case Numbers SC 07 - 80 and 07- 354
JOHN B. THOMPSON,
RESPONDENT'S MOTION TO STRIKE TUNIS' "FINDINGS"
COMES NOW respondent Thompson, moving the referee to strike her "Findings" of guilt and innocence in their entirety at to Thompson herein. Not only is such a document not allowed, without specific findings of fact, as required by Florida Bar Rules, as already pointed out, but now there is evidence on the face of the "Findings" document itself a) why the referee must submit findings of fact to support such "Findings," b) that Tunis is hopelessly befuddled, or c) couldn't care less if she makes a fool of herself in her headlong pursuit of Thompson as if she were a prosecutor. Note:
Tunis, in her May 15 "Findings," finds Thompson "GUILTY" in Count II of disparaging Alabama Judge Moore as to his integrity and qualifications, in violation of Bar Rule 4-8.2(a). Forget the fact that Thompson never did that but rather pointed out, as he is required by Alabama and Florida Bar Rules, to inform authorities that Clatus Junkin said he could fix the case. Merely look now at the fact that Tunis has found Thompson guilty of disparaging Judge Moore.
Then look at Count III's findings: Tunis finds Thompson "NOT GUILTY" of disparaging Judge Moore under the same Rule 4-8.2(a). Earth to Tunis: Read your own "Findings" before you sign them next time, if there is a next time.
This Referee, this oathless Tunis, is so out of her judisprudential mind that she can't even keep her fabrications straight. Lincoln said it well: "No man has a good enough memory to be a consistently good liar." Thompson disparaged Judge Moore and he didn't disparage Judge Moore. Welcome to Dava in Wonderland.
I HEREBY CERTIFY that I have provided this to The Florida Bar, 1200 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, Florida, July 8, 2008.
John B. Thompson, Attorney, Florida Bar #231665