Trials & Litigation
Lawmaker Sues God
Posted Sep 18, 2007 8:14 AM CST
By Debra Cassens Weiss
A Nebraska state senator has sued God in an effort to make a point about frivolous lawsuits.
The suit by State Sen. Ernie Chambers says God has called "fearsome floods ... horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornadoes" and requests a permanent injunction, the Associated Press reports.
Chambers says his suit makes the point that he can sue anybody. He is angry about a lawsuit filed by a woman against a Nebraska judge who banned words such as "rape" and "victim" from the trial of the man she accused of sexual assault. The woman claims the judge violated her First Amendment rights, ABAJournal.com noted in a prior post.
Chambers contends the woman's suit is of "questionable merit."