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Are You There God? Yes, I Am

Ernie Chambers Omaha Nebraska senator suing God Above the Law blog.jpgTime for a quick update on a recent Lawsuit of the Day — the case filed by Nebraska state senator Ernie Chambers, against God. Yes, God.
From the AP (via TaxProf Blog):

A legislator who filed a lawsuit against God has gotten something he might not have expected: a response.

One of two court filings from “God” came Wednesday under otherworldly circumstances, according to John Friend, clerk of the Douglas County District Court in Omaha.

“This one miraculously appeared on the counter. It just all of a sudden was here — poof!” Friend said.

Or maybe the court clerks didn’t notice when it was dropped off, since they were too busy gabbing about why Tyra picked a chick with Asperger’s for America’s Next Top Model.
More after the jump.

The AP article continues:

[Sen. Chambers] said he’s trying to make the point that anybody can sue anybody.

Not so, says “God.” His response argues that the defendant is immune from some earthly laws and the court lacks jurisdiction.

It adds that blaming God for human oppression and suffering misses an important point.

“I created man and woman with free will and next to the promise of immortal life, free will is my greatest gift to you,” according to the response, as read by Friend.

There was no contact information on the filing, although St. Michael the Archangel is listed as a witness, Friend said.

A second response from “God” disputing Chambers’ allegations lists a phone number for a Corpus Christi law office. A message left for that office was not immediately returned Thursday.

Does anyone have copies of the Divine Pleadings? If so, we’d love to see them. Thanks.
P.S. A tipster who used to live in Lincoln adds:

Just so you know, that’s actually a picture of Ernie Chambers on the floor of the Nebraska legislature. Short-sleeve sweatshirts are what he wears to legislate. He was nuts when I lived there, so it’s good that some things haven’t changed.

God Files Answer in Lawsuit Blaming Him for World’s Troubles [TaxProf Blog]
‘God’ responds to legislator’s lawsuit [CNN]
God Answers Law Suit from Nebraska Senator [NPR]
Earlier: Lawsuit of the Day: Are You There God?

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