Suing God (honest, it's a lawsuit that has really been filed)
W. A. Wildhack III
waw3 at wildhacklaw.com
Tue Sep 18 18:44:41 PDT 2007
Some of the rest of the story is that Sen. Chambers is apparently Nebraska's
longest serving state senator, and the AP story includes this info:
Chambers, who skips morning prayers during the legislative session and often
criticizes Christians, said he filed the lawsuit to show that anybody can
file a lawsuit against anybody.
That, he said, was recently illustrated by a federal lawsuit he said
triggered his lawsuit against God.
Tory Bowen, 24, sued a state judge who barred the words "rape" and "victim,"
among other terms, in the trial of Pamir Safi, who Bowen says sexually
assaulted her. Bowen said Lancaster District Judge Jeffre Cheuvront violated
her free speech rights.
Chambers said Bowen's lawsuit is inappropriate because the Nebraska Supreme
Court has already considered the case and federal courts follow the
decisions of state supreme courts on state matters.
So, while the religious aspect is getting all the attention-no surprise
there!-it may really not be about that at all.
Sure is going to be fun to watch though!
Member, Florida Bar and bar of the U.S. District Court for the Middle
District of Florida
Minister of Word and Sacrament, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Commander, Chaplain Corps, U.S. Navy Reserve
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Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2007 11:14
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Subject: Re: Suing God (honest, it's a lawsuit that has really been filed)
I don't know Chambers reasons for the lawsuit. But just to temper the
reaction that he must be mad, Chambers, if I remember correctly, is a wily
politician with a good reputation for fighting for his community.
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