Legal affairs Archives

September 6, 2006

Nebraska Voters Decide on Humane Care This November

From Focus on the Family The horrific circumstances surrounding Terri Schiavo's death exposed a problem in the law. When she succumbed to starvation and dehydration after 13 days, pro-lifers vowed to never let it happen again. Now Nebraskans will vote... [more]

Posted by Mary at 7:24 AM

May 15, 2006

Schiavo Judge Continues Speaking Tour

The Schindler family sought an impartial judge, one that would stand up for their daughter's right to life. Instead the case was presided over by George Greer, a Circuit Court Judge who ordered Terri's death by dehydration and continues to... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:45 PM

January 12, 2006

Alito Responds to Leahy about Terri Schiavo

During today's confirmation hearing, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) questioned Supreme Court Nominee Judge Samuel Alito about the case of Terri Schiavo. It is unfortunate that the removal of food and water has been equated in the proceedings to a... [more]

Posted by tim at 6:43 PM

January 6, 2006

Schiavo Judge Taker of Liberty, Not Defender

No bar association or group outside of Pinellas and Pasco Counties gave Greer any awards.... - the North Country Gazette... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:53 PM | Comments (1)

October 5, 2005

Assisted Suicide Case Before the Supreme Court

The assisted suicide case before the Supreme Court should be of considerable interest to those who value the life of the disabled and elderly. The Court heard oral arguments this morning in Gonzales v. Oregon, a case which tests whether... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:26 PM

September 8, 2005

Bush administration to probe Terri's case

Months after her death by court-ordered dehydration, the Justice Department has ordered an investigation of a complaint alleging discrimination against Terri Schiavo under the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Rehabilitation Act. The Justice Department's Disability Rights Section directed the... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:12 AM

May 16, 2005

Bar association honors Greer

It is hard to believe (emphasis mine):ST. PETERSBURG - In the last year, he has been maligned as a murderer, had his face plastered on posters wearing a Hitler mustache and still gets threats upon his life. But among his... [more]

Posted by tim at 6:39 AM | Comments (10)

May 6, 2005

CURE to Greer: "We Are Not Your Friends"

As posted on Life Matters! . . . Yesterday, Judge George Greer was rewarded with an engraved clock--today's equivalent of 30 pieces of silver--by the West Pasco Bar Association. The Special Justice Award was bestowed "in part for his handling... [more]

Posted by earl at 11:56 AM | Comments (1)

May 3, 2005

Judge George Greer Awarded for 'Professionalism' and 'Integrity'

As part of Law Week, which kicks off today, West Pasco Bar Association will to the unthinkable: award Judge George Greer, 63, its Special Justice Award. An article on the event quotes Alan Scott Miller, an association member:His professionalism and... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:19 AM | Comments (36)

April 28, 2005

Will Judge Decree Death for Teron? An Urgent Appeal

The New York Daily News reports today: The family of a brain-dead [sic] Bronx boy said last night it has made the agonizing decision to officially end his life today. Teron Francis, 13, is expected to be removed from a... [more]

Posted by earl at 10:16 AM | Comments (33)

April 21, 2005

University of Miami releases Schindler-Schiavo court papers

DJ Drummond at Polipundit (and Stolen Thunder) has posted a summary of some legal papers released by the University of Miami: Anyone looking for proof to support either the validity or criminality of anyone in the case will be disappointed,... [more]

Posted by beth at 6:48 PM | Comments (15)

April 14, 2005

Schiavo DCF Documents To Be Released

Judge George Greer has ordered the release of the nine abuse reports related to Terri Schiavo furnished by the Department of Children and Families. Greer writes, "Public access to the abuse reports will shed light on the investigation and handling... [more]

Posted by tim at 10:14 PM | Comments (12)

April 12, 2005

Before You Sign . . . On the Dotted Line

Do not sign a living will or any of its variants.If you have signed one,rescind it immediately and destroy every copy. Do not sign an advancedirective that would deny you treatment on the basis of vague andlife-endangering language. Don't be... [more]

Posted by earl at 11:14 PM | Comments (13)

April 5, 2005

Living Will--No! Will to Live--Yes!

As has been noted here and elsewhere, the suicidal "living will" is part of the problem, not part of the solution to epivalothanasia (imposed death). CURE's Statement of Purpose recalls that two Advisory Board members who lived in coma for... [more]

Posted by earl at 11:04 PM | Comments (12)

March 30, 2005

Federal Appealls Court OKs Schiavo Review

There are positive indications coming from Florida and now good news from a federal appeals court.Mar 30, 12:40 AM (ET) ATLANTA (AP) - A federal appeals court early Wednesday agreed to consider a petition for a new hearing on whether... [more]

Posted by tim at 1:10 AM | Comments (92)

March 29, 2005

Judge Greer's Assignment to the Case

To clarify some questions that have been posted and repeatedly raised on how such a "friendly" judge to Michael Schiavo got assigned to the case, there is less conspiracy that most people imagine that was involved. Judges, when put on... [more]

Posted by john at 7:11 PM | Comments (107)

March 27, 2005

Fla. Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal For Terri To Have Last Rites

How do you deny a Roman Catholic LAST RITES? Answer: Be a member of the Florida Judiciary! How does America differ from Nazi Germany or Stalinist Russia regarding freedom and free exercise of one's faith? How does a swamp judge... [more]

Posted by richard at 12:14 AM | Comments (12)

March 26, 2005

Supreme Court Says 'NO'

After another round of losses in the courts, Terri Schiavo's parents kept watch over their dying daughter, seeking permission to give her Easter communion as their attorneys acknowledged the fight to reconnect the brain-damaged woman's feeding tube was nearing an... [more]

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Greer says NO again. Schindler pleads for anyone to save his daughter

The title says enough. Go here to read the story. HT: Sherri UPDATE: Greer's ruling confirmed by The Empire Journal.... [more]

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11th Circuit Court of Appeals Refuses Schindler Request

Another legal setback for Terri Schiavo:A federal appeals court panel refused to order the reinsertion of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube Friday, hours after the severely brain-damaged woman's father said she was weakening and "down to her last hours." In its... [more]

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March 25, 2005

Terri Schiavo Expresses Her Wishes; Attorney and Sister Testify in Court

The following are Terri Schiavo's sister, Suzanne Vitadamo's and Attorney Barbara Weller's sworn testimony submitted to Judge Greer in Pinellas County Court today. Barbara Weller, Esq., is putting her entire professional reputation as an officer of the court on the... [more]

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The Whittenmore Opinion

In his opinion, Judge James D. Whittenmore stated that the Schindlers have shown irreparable harm will occur if a temporary restraining order protecting Terri Schiavo is not issued. However, he writes that the Plaintiffs must establish a substantial likelihood of... [more]

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Whittemore Rules against the Schindlers

The Associated Press Reports:A federal judge on Friday refused to order the reinsertion of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube, yet another setback for the parents of the brain-damaged woman in their battle against her husband to keep her alive. For a... [more]

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Kevorkian Prosecutor Reaffirms Governor's Authority Under State Criminal Laws to Prevent Death of Terri Schiavo

Former prosecutor of Jack Kevorkian, Richard Thompson, reaffirmed Thursday morning the authority of Florida Governor Jeb Bush to utilize state criminal laws to prevent the death of Terri Schiavo. Pointing to two legal memos prepared by the Thomas More Law... [more]

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March 24, 2005

Greer Denies one Petition, Considers Another

Judge Greer on Thursday denied the state petition to put Schiavo into state custody but is now considering a petition by the DCF. It says a neurologist who examined Schiavo's medical records found she was "most likely in a state... [more]

Posted by tim at 1:07 PM | Comments (39)

Runaway Judiciary

Congress is allowed to "intervene and guide or control the exercise of the courts' discretion"--except when it comes to Terri Schiavo. - Hugh Hewitt (HT: La Shawn Barber) So how about a Republican governor's sending in the National Guard to... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:22 PM | Comments (1)

Five Briefs Say Gov. Bush Has the Legal Authority to Save Terri Schiavo

Posted on the internet are five legal briefs that explain to Govenor Jeb Bush that he has the legal authority to save Terri Schiavo. In an effort to save Florida citizen, Terri Schindler-Schiavo from a court ordered death by starvation,... [more]

Posted by tim at 11:19 AM

Supreme Court Declines Schindler Request - Call Jeb Bush

From the Associated Press:The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to order Terri Schiavo's feeding tube reinserted, rejecting a desperate appeal by her parents to keep their severely brain-damaged daughter alive. The decision, announced in a terse one-page order, marked the... [more]

Posted by tim at 10:31 AM | Comments (139)

March 23, 2005

Greer Denies DCF Petition - Developing

Judge Greer today denied a petition today from the Department of Children and Families for sealed medical records and protective investigation, according to CNN. But, he didn't stop there. According to CNN, Greer also issued an order that DCF be... [more]

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Medical Attorney Andrew Schlafly Says Federal Court Decision in Schiavo Case Ripe to be Overturned

WASHINGTON, March 22 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Nationally noted attorney, Andrew Schlafly, outlines judicial errors that require the 11th Circuit to overturn on appeal the decision in the case of Terri Schiavo. "Judge Whittemore applied the wrong standard and reached the... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:49 AM | Comments (31)

March 21, 2005

Judge Declines to Rule, Terri Without Food and Water for 74 Hours

A federal judge declined for now to order a feeding tube reinserted in Terri Schiavo, the brain- damaged Florida woman who has been in a vegetative state for 15 years. U.S. District Judge James Whittemore, after hearing arguments for about... [more]

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A View from the Courtroom

Reproduced from BaylyBlog:Judge Whittemore in court this afternoon requested of Schindler attorney David Gibbs a response to a brief by Schiavo attorney Felos questioning the constitutionality of legislation passed last night by U.S. Congress and signed by President Bush. Acknowledging... [more]

Posted by tim at 6:29 PM | Comments (12) | TrackBack (3)

March 20, 2005

Violating Terri's Rights

For those mainly concerned that all legal i's get dotted and t's get crossed, or for those who feel this situation is kosher because they (mistakenly) believe they have been, the Empire Journal has a good appetite-whetting summary of legal... [more]

Posted by powersthatblog at 4:17 PM | Comments (6) | TrackBack (0)

March 19, 2005

What's REALLY Driving the Death Train for Terri! EXPLOSIVE Revelations About Judge Greer and Pinellas County "Guardians!"

You are going to be shocked at what she found, and it has a lot to do with the Pinellas county court system, and especially, Judge George Greer.

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Posted by richard at 12:23 AM | Comments (8) | TrackBack (2)

March 18, 2005

Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus Filed

A petition for an emergency stay and a petition for a Writ of Habeas Corpus was filed today in the Federal Courts on Terri's behalf. If approved, this would provide Terri with a review of her case in federal court... [more]

Posted by dory at 12:00 PM | Comments (1) | TrackBack (1)

March 16, 2005

BREAKING NEWS: DCF DECLINES TO TAKE ACTION

BREAKING NEWS: We have received information from the Schindlers that the Department of Children and Families has decided that there is insufficient evidence of abuse to proceed.

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Posted by richard at 7:34 PM | Comments (8) | TrackBack (4)

2nd DCA Denies DCF Motion for Stay

http://www.2dca.org/schiavo/order.pdf On March 14, 2005, the Florida Department of Children and Family Services filed both a notice of appeal and a petition for writ of certiorari seeking review of a circuit court order of March 10, 2005. This court has... [more]

Posted by tim at 12:17 PM | Comments (5) | TrackBack (1)

DCF Appeals Schiavo Decision, Asks District Court of Appeals for Stay

DCF has asked the appellate court to issue a stay in the death order until the matter can be heard and investigation completed.

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Posted by richard at 7:57 AM | TrackBack (1)

March 10, 2005

Judge "death to the disabled" Greer Breaks Law to Ensure Terri Schiavo’s Death

Judge George W. Greer ignores Florida laws and orders the premeditated killing of disabled Florida woman by her husband.

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DCF Won't Rule Out Protective Custody

For DCF to take custody of Terri Schiavo would be a real blow for justice, and a defeat for judge death and the Pinellas county death cult comprised of...

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Posted by richard at 1:31 PM | TrackBack (2)

As Judge Greer Defies Reason And Humanity, DCF Tells Schiavo Judge He Can’t Impede Investigation

ignorance of Terri Schiavo's real condition on the part of the naysaying "right-to-die" enthusiasts and well-meaning idiots that continue to believe that she is better off dead than living on fantasy 'machines' and fantasy "extraordinary medical support, neither of which have anything to do with the reality of Terri Schiavo's plight, is no longer a valid exc

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Posted by richard at 12:19 PM | Comments (3) | TrackBack (2)

March 9, 2005

Judge Rules No Food, Water For Terri Schiavo: Who's next?

Where is the obstreperous public outcry and the loud exclamations of 'inhumane judicial decree' from the press? It is illegal to starve your dog to death in Florida, but it's okay to starve Terri Schiavo to death.

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Posted by richard at 7:25 AM | Comments (4) | TrackBack (1)

March 8, 2005

Schindlers File Appeal to the 2nd District Court of Appeals

On February 25, 2005, Judge Greer denied a motion for an emergency stay filed by the Schindler family of his February 11, 2000 order to remove nutrition and hydration from Terri Schiavo. Yesterday, March 7, 2005, the Schindlers filed an... [more]

Posted by tim at 5:44 AM | TrackBack (0)

March 7, 2005

SCHIAVO JUDGE LEGALLY BOUND TO GRANT DEATH ORDER STAY

Florida's Sixth Judical Circuit Court judge George W. Greer, unquestionably one of the nation's most controversial judges, has said that he will conduct a hearing Wednesday, March 9

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March 4, 2005

17 Medical Experts Weigh In

Seventeen medical experts have filed affidavits on behalf of Terri Schiavo, expressing the opinion that more medical testing is called for in her case. You can read the affidavits at the Terri Schindler-Schiavo Foundation web site. Many of these doctors... [more]

Posted by dory at 5:35 PM | Comments (2) | TrackBack (5)

The Terri Schiavo Case: Schindler Attorney Says Judge Erred, Death Order Void

Did Michael Schiavo use the money that was supposed to be used to rehabilitate her to instead cause her death?

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Schiavo DCF Document Released, Alleges Abuse and Neglect

Circuit Court Judge George Greer released the Department of Children Families document seeking intervention in the Terri Schiavo case. The DCF document names Michael Schiavo as responsible for the mistreatment of his wife and quotes a different 34 page document... [more]

Posted by tim at 1:35 AM | Comments (1) | TrackBack (1)

March 3, 2005

Judge agrees to public access to DCF petition in Schiavo case

A judge today agreed to make public a court document filed by the state's social agency seeking intervention in the Terri Schiavo right-to-die case. A newspaper and television station had sued to gain access to the petition filed by the... [more]

Posted by tim at 6:20 PM | TrackBack (2)

Schindler's Request New Trial Based on Judge's Error

On March 2, the attorney for Terri Schindler Schiavo's parents filed a new motion in Pinellas County Probate Court alleging that during the 2000 trial to determine what Terri's end-of-life wishes might have been, trial judge, George W. Greer, made... [more]

Posted by tim at 1:10 PM | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

March 2, 2005

Latest Court News

A hearing has been set for Friday for several motions Terri Schiavo's parents, the Schindlers, have filed before Judge Greer. Unfortunately, Judge Greer has already notified the Schindlers' attorney that he is denying several of the motions without a hearing.... [more]

Posted by dory at 10:07 AM | Comments (3) | TrackBack (2)

March 1, 2005

Terri Schiavo and Her Family Denied Due Process

Clearwater, FL – On February 28, 2005, the parents of Terri Schiavo were informed, through their Attorney David Gibbs, III that Judge George Greer of Pinellas-Pasco’s Sixth Judicial Circuit has denied, without access to hearing, motions filed by Terri Schiavo’s... [more]

Posted by tim at 7:50 AM | Comments (3) | TrackBack (2)

February 28, 2005

Terri Schiavo's parents ask judge to let her divorce her husband

Terri Schiavo's parents asked a judge Monday to allow the severely brain-damaged woman to divorce her husband, accusing him of adultery and not acting in his wife's best interests. It was one of a flurry of 15 motions filed by... [more]

Posted by tim at 8:38 PM | TrackBack (0)

Petition Seeks Impeachment Of Schiavo Judge George Greer

A call and petition seeking the impeachment of the Judge George Greer, who ordered the withholding of food and water from Terri Schiavo, is now online.... [more]

Posted by tim at 10:00 AM | Comments (5) | TrackBack (2)

February 27, 2005

Should Michael Schiavo be Terri's Guardian?

Generally when someone is incapacitated and in need of a guardian to make decisions for them, a spouse is a natural choice. Very early on in Terri Schiavo's case her husband, Michael was appointed her guardian. Yet as the years... [more]

Posted by dory at 8:38 AM | Comments (5) | TrackBack (0)

February 21, 2005

Latest update on Legal battle to save Terri Schiavo

Upon learning of this, attorney George Felos contacted the Schindlers' attorney to inform him that he intended to instruct the staff at Hospice to remove Terri Schiavo's food and fluids at 1.00pm ET on Tuesday, February 22.

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Schindlers File Emergency Motion, Schedule Press Conference

Today, the 2nd District Court of Appeals denied the Schindlers' motion to withhold their mandate that would clear the way for Terri Schiavo's feeding tube to be removed. The Schindlers have filed today an emergency motion for clarification and temporary... [more]

Posted by tim at 1:51 PM | Comments (1) | TrackBack (1)

WHY HB 701 DOES NOT VIOLATE THE SEPARATION OF POWERS

For Bloggers and blog readers information - regards HB701. Extremely important. Judge Greer's stay ends tomorow. Need emails to Fl. Leg. Need Florida Residents especially.

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Terri Schiavo Latest Court Update

The court hearing scheduled for today was moved to Wednesday, Feb 23.
Judge Greer will have the mandate from the 2nd District Court of Appeals
by then.

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February 20, 2005

Gov. Bush Mandated By Statute To Remove Schiavo Judge

George W. Greer, the judge at the center of Terri Schindler-Schiavo saga, not only failed to timely file the proper candidate and loyalty oaths in the proper form, he allegedly violated Florida statutes

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February 19, 2005

Court filings during the past week for Terri Schiavo

The family of Terri Schiavo has filed a number of items this week to the courts.

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