Suing God (honest, it's a lawsuit that has really been filed)
wlinden at panix.com
Mon Sep 17 19:23:33 PDT 2007
I assume this would be thrown out for the same reasons as the suit filed
against "Satan and his staff" (CORPUS JURIS HUMOROUS). There is no clear
ground of jurisdiction, since no allegation of residence in Douglas Country
has been made, and there are no directions for service of notice of
proceedings. In addition, should this give rise to a class action, there is
no assurance that the petitioner would fairly represent the interests of
At 09:02 PM 9/17/07 -0500, you wrote:
>I'm embarrassed to admit that this guy is a long-term state senator here
>in Nebraska. This does, however, seem to be the biggest possible
>interaction between religion and law.
>LINCOLN, Neb. - Fed up with the threats, tired of natural disasters, the
>state's longest-serving state senator is using his legal muscle against
>who he says is the culprit God. State Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha sued
>the Almighty in Douglas County District Court last week.
>Chambers says in his lawsuit that God has made terroristic threats against
>the senator and his constituents, inspired fear and caused "widespread
>death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon millions of the
>Chambers also says God has caused "fearsome floods ... horrendous
>hurricanes, terrifying tornadoes."
>He's seeking a permanent injunction against God.
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