Federal Judge Howard Sachs rejected white supremacist Martin Lindstedt's attempt to have his lawsuit against President Barack Obama reinstated today.
Sachs left a small opening for Lindstedt to proceed, allowing Lindstedt 30 days to file another motion to reopen the case, but the judge set the bar high. The motion has to be "completed in short and plain language," the judge said, an obvious reference to Lindstedt's penchant for long, rambling dissertations, liberally sprinkled with racist language.
The following description of the lawsuit was offered in the June 23 Turner Report.
The lawsuit, broken down into simple terms, was filed because an African American was elected president and Lindstedt was unhappy about it.
U. S. District Court Judge Howard F. Sachs dismissed the case June 17.
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 was incomprehensible ramblings, on a website. In the complaint, Lindstedt, serving as his own lawyer, wrote, "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 included 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."