The Associated Press reports some bad news for former professional wrestler and maverick Minnesota Gov. Jesse “The Body” Ventura:
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in which he sought to challenge the use of full-body scans and pat-downs at airport checkpoints.
Ventura sued the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration in January alleging that the scans and pat-downs violated his right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizure.
U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson ruled Thursday that the court lacked jurisdiction.
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There’s no question Ventura did his best work in Predator, but it’s still been disheartening to watch him descend from a libertarian-leaning populism into the conspiracy-driven ideology he inhabits today. Who knows, maybe with this lawsuit out of the way he’ll be free to mull a 2012 run for the White House. That would be entertaining, to say the least.