Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Thou shalt not file frivolous lawsuits

I know that judges have to be technical when they make their rulings, but I think that in this case, something along the lines of "This is a retarded waste of everybody's time" would have sufficed:
A judge has thrown out a Nebraska legislator's lawsuit against God, saying the Almighty wasn't properly served due to his unlisted home address. State Sen. Ernie Chambers filed the lawsuit last year seeking a permanent injunction against God.

He said God has made terroristic threats against the senator and his constituents in Omaha, inspired fear and caused "widespread death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon millions of the Earth's inhabitants."

Chambers has said he filed the lawsuit to make the point that everyone should have access to the courts regardless of whether they are rich or poor.

On Tuesday, however, Douglas County District Court Judge Marlon Polk ruled that under state law a plaintiff must have access to the defendant for a lawsuit to move forward.

"Given that this court finds that there can never be service effectuated on the named defendant this action will be dismissed with prejudice," Polk wrote.
Chambers thinks the judge's ruling offers a loophole, claiming that since the court's ruling acknowledges the existence of God, it also somehow acknowledges God's omnipotence, so therefore, God knows about the lawsuit. I don't think logic is exactly his strong suit.

He hasn't decided whether or not he's going to appeal the ruling. Let's pray to God that he doesn't waste any more of the Nebraska court system's time.

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