Once again, I am left speechless, along with laughing and crying at the same time for what has become of our country, our judicial system and some of our people.
I was intending to get all bitingly snarky on every sentence of this story, but I won't. I don't know if I'd stop short of calling for permanent mental ward confinement.......for myself.
This case was actually entertained for over a year and dismissed on a technicality. The case was NOT dismissed outright on merits.
Facts of the case: September 14th 2007 in Douglas County Court, Omaha Nebraska, State Senator Ernie Chambers (D-11th District, Omaha) filed documents before the bench asking for a "permanent injunction ordering Defendant to cease certain harmful activities and the making of terroristic threats." The court documents filed by State Senator Chambers also state that the "defendant directly and proximately has caused, inter alia, fearsome floods, egregious earthquakes, horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornados, pestilential plagues..." Additionally, Senator Chambers said the defendant caused "widespread death, destruction and terrorisation of millions upon millions of the Earth's inhabitants".
The defendant named: God.
Fast-forward to October 16th 2008(That's right, 13 months later.)
Douglas County District Court Judge Marlon Polk ruled under Nebraska State Law that all plaintiffs "must have access to the Defendant for a lawsuit to move forward - and this would be rather tricky under the circumstances."
Judge Polk said: "Given that this court finds that there can never be service effectuated on the named defendant this action will be dismissed with prejudice."
Translated: We have to serve an appearance subpoena Senator Chambers, so what's God's address ?
"So, we are finally done with this", says the Nebraskan Taxpayer.
Not so fast. Holdeth thine quarter horses.
Senator Chambers is positive he's found the gateway to assure continuance.
"The court itself acknowledges the existence of God", said Senator Chambers. "A consequence of that acknowledgment is a recognition of God's omniscience. Since God knows everything, God has notice of this lawsuit."
Senator Chambers has been part of the Nebraska State Legislature for over 38 years and has 30 days to file an appeal.
Back up a sec.
More than thirty-eight years he's been an elected official ? That means citizens of Nebraska put him there and continue to do so ?
I'm sorry Nebraskans, but you now deserve this State Senator, the Judge too and all that they bring.
Notes: I researched this via public databases, UK News Sources and other means, including a phone call to a friend in Nebraska to make sure I wasn't completely insane.