Tuesday, September 18, 2007

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Hi, I'm Daniel Drezner, the defense attorney for God

Over at Passport, Mike Boyer alerts me to a unique piece of litigation:

Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers has had enough of plagues, famines, droughts, hurricanes, and genocides. Chambers considers these incidents to be terrorists acts. To stop them, he's suing the person responsible for them—God.

Chambers, who before becoming a state legislator was a barber, filed a lawsuit last Friday in Nebraska's Douglas County District Court, naming himself as the plaintiff and God as the defendant, a permanent injunction "ordering defendant to cease certain harmful activities and the making of terroristic threats."

You can read the whole court filing by clicking here.

Before the Voloh Conspiracy and Opinio Juris get a hold of this, I have to sday that my favorite bit is this: "Defendant has made and continues to make terroristic threats of grave harm to innumerable persons." Whoa there -- Chambers has concrete information about these new threats?

After an allegation like that, if I was God's lawyer I'd advise him to smite Chambers until his tongue fell out and his flesh was covered with boils countersue for libel.

posted by Dan on 09.18.07 at 03:29 PM


Before the Volo[k]h Conspiracy and Opinio Juris get a hold of this

Too late

posted by: tom brandt on 09.18.07 at 03:29 PM [permalink]

"plagues, famines, droughts, hurricanes, and genocides." Nebraska? Isn't he really after Tornadoes!

posted by: lee on 09.18.07 at 03:29 PM [permalink]

Don't we have to wake up George Burns and bring in Morgan Freeman and Alanis Morissette to represent the defendents? They've all been god before.

posted by: Shawn on 09.18.07 at 03:29 PM [permalink]

You should read Elie Wiesel's "The Trial of God" (which is a genuinely spectacular book/play). Pay especial attention to who your character (God's defense attorney) is.... ;-)

posted by: David Schraub on 09.18.07 at 03:29 PM [permalink]

Right...where's God going to find a lawyer?

posted by: NoZe on 09.18.07 at 03:29 PM [permalink]

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posted by: uqvxdcyfa frutmelby on 09.18.07 at 03:29 PM [permalink]

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