Accused child molester Martin Lindstedt's losing streak continued today as the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed his appeal in his lawsuit against Governor Matt Blunt.
In a one-paragraph opinion, the panel brushed aside Lindstedt's claims that U. S. District Court Judge Richard Dorr had abused his discretion when he bounced the perennial candidate's lawsuit. Lindstedt, who currently is awaiting trial in Newton County Circuit Court on felony statutory sodomy charges, has run for everything from East Newton R-6 Board of Education to U. S. Senate.
It was during his race for governor in 2004 that Blunt, a primary opponent and also secretary of state at that time, refused to allow Lindstedt to use the nickname "Mad Dog" on the ballot and also refused to provide a link to Lindstedt's website, due to its racist content.
In his lawsuit, Lindstedt asked that Blunt be forced to use the nickname Matt "Runt" Blunt on the November 2004 ballot. For some reason, the judge did not go along with this idea.
After Lindstedt's initial lawsuit was tossed out, he has tried multiple times to get the judge to overturn the decision, but he has not been exactly the sole of discretion in his efforts nor has he remained peaceful during his all-expenses paid stay in Newton County facilities.
In a letter to Neosho Forums, Lindstedt said the actions taken against him by Newton County officials have made the county "a prime target for biological warfare."He also says, "I don't build bombs. I build bombers. Not just one or two bombers. And not armed with just one little truck bomb. I build bombers who know how to make their own biological weaponry and who do not get caught."
As you might expect, Lindstedt's legal exploits are being footed by the taxpayers.