Erlyndon Joseph Lo, 27, graduated from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 2007. Lo is a devout Catholic and has been using his knowledge of the law to fight abortion.
We must add that his knowledge of the law appears to be shaky.
In March, he sued the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the justices to render abortion illegal. He also asked for $999 trillion in damages and $1,000/hour for attorney’s fees. According to his website:
The “CAUSE STYLE:” is ERLYNDON J. LO V. ROBERTS, ET AL. (This is a class action lawsuit, with me versus the 9 members of the Supreme Court.) This cause of action (lawsuit) will take place in the “UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS”. Ultimately, I will win this case without any doubt.
While that case is pending, Lo decided to take another legal action on Friday: seeking a restraining order against police as he planned to use “deadly force” against an abortion clinic that afternoon…
From the Dallas Morning News:
On Friday morning, Lo went to the Plano federal courthouse and filed a court document saying that at noon that day, he was planning to go to the Southwestern Women’s Surgery Center in the 8600 block of Greenville Avenue in Dallas and “use deadly force to defend the innocent life of another human being,” according to court documents.
Lo’s filing specifically sought a restraining order against law enforcement, asking that officers not be allowed to harm him if he had to harm someone else.
The FBI was notified. Lo was arrested Saturday and charged with “using interstate commerce to communicate a threat to injure, and threatening force to intimidate and interfere with clients and employees of a reproductive health service in order to intimidate that facility’s clients and employees from obtaining and providing reproductive health services.”
According to the FBI press release, Lo had visited the clinic a few weeks earlier with a receipt, asking for confirmation that his wife had an abortion. The clinic would not give him any information.
Lo’s website details his life history, but does not mention a wife. It does say he took the New York bar in February, that he thinks women are awesome, and that he teaches piano and violin. Oh, and that he challenged Obama to a debate and won:
I challenged President Barack Obama to a public debate on abortion, which he lost by not responding. He must have accepted my challenge before March 26, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. Therefore, he lost, I won.
Does Dedman teach classes on crazy?
Plano man is arrested after threatening women’s clinic [Dallas Morning News]
Texas man threatened deadly force to stop abortion [Associated Press]
Plano, Texas Man Arrested by FBI for Threatening Deadly Violence at Abortion Clinic in Dallas [DOJ Press Release]
SMU Law Grad Arrested After Filing Court Document Threatening Abortion Clinic [ABA Journal]