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Judgment day Saying that God has caused “fearsome floods…horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornadoes,” a Nebraska state senator is suing the Almighty to make a legal point. State Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha, Neb., filed suit against God in state trial court, contending that God has made terroristic threats against him and his constituents, inspired fear and caused “widespread death, destruction and terrorization of millions upon millions of the Earth’s inhabitants.” He’s seeking a permanent injunction against God. Chambers, a self-proclaimed agnostic who skips morning prayers during the legislative session and often criticizes Christians, said that he filed the lawsuit to show that anybody can file a legal action against anybody for any reason. That point, he said, was recently illustrated by a federal lawsuit filed by a woman against the state judge who barred the words “rape” and “victim” in the trial of a man she accused of sexually assaulting her. She said that judge violated her free speech rights. Chambers insisted that the woman’s lawsuit is inappropriate because the Nebraska Supreme Court has already considered the case. “This lawsuit having been filed and being of such questionable merit creates a circumstance where my lawsuit is appropriately filed,” Chambers said. “People might call it frivolous but if they read it they’ll see there are very serious issues I have raised.” � Associated Press Every secret will be revealed Law firm managers might want to slot a bit of time for Wikipedia as a topic at the next partner retreat. The online collaborative encyclopedia, where information stays or goes based on general consensus, is no longer anonymously updated. Thank WikiScanner, a Web site that lets viewers monitor the source of changes to Wikipedia entries. A quick recent scan of the scanner revealed that many alterations to the Wikipedia pages of law firms were made from computers within the firms. Some were humorous, like the inmate of Boston-based Ropes & Gray who described the firm’s summer associate program as a litany of “baseball games, theater, and epic parties in Boston to begin and end a summer of ecstacy [sic].” On Covington & Burling’s Wikipedia page, meanwhile, several entries have been edited or deleted altogether � most notably info about the firm’s lobbying on behalf of Halliburton Co. The WikiScanner showed that someone at a computer with an Internet protocol address (most computers at a business share a single IP address) in Covington’s Washington headquarters cut passages listing how much Halliburton paid the firm to lobby Congress. Also deleted were the names of some lobbyists. Since that edit was made last October, the original Halliburton passage has mysteriously returned. “I’ve been here 25 years, and now I learn from Wikipedia that Covington is connected to Skull & Bones and the Illuminati,” joked partner Mitchell Dolin. “That must explain why I’m not invited to all of the partnership meetings.” � Legal Times Maternal instincts An Australian woman who gave birth to twins instead of a single baby after receiving in-vitro fertilization has sued her doctor for the cost of bringing up the second child. The woman is seeking the equivalent of $332,000 to cover the expense of raising the extra child until age 21. She said that while she enjoyed some aspects of her pregnancy, such as decorating the girls’ nursery, other parts were distressing, including purchasing a stroller, or pram. “It was like the last frontier of acceptance to spend hundreds of dollars on a pram,” she said. � Associated Press

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