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Poof! ‘God’ Answers Suit, Asserts Lack of Jurisdiction

Posted Sep 21, 2007 5:48 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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A response to a legislator’s lawsuit from “God” asserts the court lacks jurisdiction to hear a Nebraska legislator’s lawsuit against him.

John Friend, clerk of the Douglas County District Court in Omaha, told the Associated Press the response was one of two filed on God’s behalf. State Sen. Ernie Chambers of Omaha sued God earlier this week to make the point that anyone can file a frivolous lawsuit.

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

The suit also argues that God is immune from earthly laws, he has not been served with the suit, and he should not be blamed for human suffering.

"I created man and woman with free will and next to the promise of immortal life, free will is my greatest gift to you," it read.

No contact information was on the filing, although it lists St. Michael the Archangel as a witness. Several local lawyers denied that they wrote the response, but they told Omaha’s Action 3 News they are available if God needs them.

"[God] hasn't called me yet!" said lawyer James Martin Davis.

A second response from "God" lists a phone number for a Corpus Christi law office.

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