Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Judge dismisses Lindstedt lawsuit against Obama
U. S. District Court Judge Howard F. Sachs dismissed white supremacist Martin Lindstedt's lawsuit against President Barack Obama today.
The particulars of Judge Sachs' decision were not available since all documents filed in the U S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri in the case, with the exception of the docket, have been kept from public view.
However, Lindstedt posted the text of the lawsuit, most of which is incomprehensible ramblings, on a website. In the complaint, Lindstedt, serving as his own lawyer, writes, "The main reason that Plaintiffs are filing this lawsuit is simply that it goes against Plaintiffs' religious beliefs to allow any non-white, especially a n-----, to be in any position of authority over any White man, no matter how degraded." (Note: Lindstedt's lawsuit uses the actual n word. I don't intend to do the same.)
Lindstedt refers to himself in the lawsuit as pastor of The Church of Jesus Christ Christian/Aryan Nations of Missouri. Other defendants in the action include Sen. John McCain, the State of Missouri, Gov. Matt Blunt (the suit was filed in November), Missouri Department of Mental Health/Fulton State Hospital, Attorney General Jay Nixon, Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, Missouri Supreme Court, Missouri Democratic Party, Missouri Republican Party, Missouri Libertarian Party, "Traitor" Glenn Miller, Newton County Republican Party, Newton County Sheriff Ken Copeland, Judge John LePage, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Jakob Skouby, and Newton County Clerk Kay Baum.
The lawsuit includes this sentence:
"We could, like other White Nationalist organizations, simply hope and pray for an assassin and enjoy the inevitable race riots which we seek."
Lindstedt has previously filed frivolous lawsuits against everyone from Missouri Southern State University, the city of Granby, Matt Blunt, well, you name it, he's sued it. He has also been an unsuccessful candidate for every political position from East Newton R-6 Board of Education to governor.
At the time the lawsuit was filed, Lindstedt faced a statutory sodomy charge in Newton County Circuit Court. That charge has since been dismissed.
Previous posts on Martin Lindstedt can be found at this link.