19 September 2007

The Mother of all Court Cases

Well, i'm sure you've heard of court cases where people have won millions of dollars for suing others over all sorts of issues. Anyway, this totally blows them out of the water; here, we have a Nebraska State Senator whose decided to sue... God.

Yep, that's right. The Almighty himself. And what's he suing him for? Well, read this:

- 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 Earth's inhabitants."

Umm, yeah, sure.

Anyhow; even if he DOES manage to win the case against GOD, how is the sentence supposed to be carried out? I mean, does God go to jail? Or is God supposed to pay him? How's this whole thing work out?

Nebraska state senator sues God
Tue Sep 18, 5:12 PM ET

LINCOLN, Neb. - The defendant in a state senator's lawsuit is accused of causing untold death and horror and threatening to cause more still. He can be sued in Douglas County, the legislator claims, because He's everywhere.

State Sen. Ernie Chambers sued God last week. Angered by another lawsuit he considers frivolous, Chambers says he's trying to make the point that anybody can file a lawsuit against anybody.

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 Earth's inhabitants."

The Omaha senator, who skips morning prayers during the legislative session and often criticizes Christians, also says God has caused "fearsome floods ... horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornadoes."

He's seeking a permanent injunction against the Almighty.

Chambers said the lawsuit was triggered by a federal suit filed against a judge who recently barred words such as "rape" and "victim" from a sexual assault trial.

The accuser in the criminal case, Tory Bowen, sued Lancaster District Judge Jeffre Cheuvront, claiming that he 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.

"This lawsuit having been filed and being of such questionable merit creates a circumstance where my lawsuit is appropriately filed," Chambers said. "People might call it frivolous but if they read it they'll see there are very serious issues I have raised."

U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf, in an order last week, expressed doubts about whether Bowen's lawsuit "has any legal basis whatsoever" and said sanctions may be imposed against Bowen and her attorneys if they fail to show cause for the lawsuit.

The Associated Press usually does not identify accusers in sex-assault cases, but Bowen has allowed her name to be used publicly because of the issue over the judge's language restrictions.

Cheuvront declared a mistrial in the sexual assault trial in July, saying pretrial publicity made it impossible to gather enough impartial jurors.

I would love to see the verdict on this one.


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Dynamic Deeds said...

ME TO. I would LOVE to see the verdict in this CASE!!!

moon-light7 said...

I simply couldn't read the whole article. How thick can one get??!!
well, obviously he's not a believer, and oh how so many they are nowadays!
he certainly made his point clear though, now I can file a case against him :D who's with me?

Sandy said...

I am with moon-light.lol I saw this article today, and really had to just sigh at the waste of tax payer money for this...sometimes (and please no crazy remarks for my feelings here), I just feel like Americans have taken freedom further than the founders ever meant it to go.

Happy Hump Day!

bint battuta said...

The article does say that he's doing it for symbolic reasons...though maybe he could have chosen a better way to make his point and effect change.

Did you see this Billy Connolly film a few years ago?

chikapappi said...

How dimwitty this person get! I seriously seriouly love the system in the States! Any one can sue any one - thing!

Lamya said...

Well well..what next?

KJ said...

hehehe yeah I read about it. Pretty amusing. Bored people I might add!

N. said...

This is just ridiculous. Even if this is done for symbolic reasons, what does he expect to achieve? People will not really care about him proving a point, they'll only pay attention that he was trying to sue God!

ammaro.com said...

bint battuta, yeah that looks like a fun movie actually! and I love billy connolley; should be something to watch

Nora Cassandra said...

That is so funny! We live and see and hear new things every day! But this man! Was not even expected!!! :P

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