Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Florida Supreme Court To Hear Terri's Law Case

Well, while I was getting ready to go on vacation, the Florida Supreme Court decided to take up the 2nd District Court of Appeals' invitation to bypass the Appellate hearing and rule directly on Terri's Law. As I have written before, this action was sought by George Felos, attorney for Michael Schiavo, and Judge Greer, so as to prevent reconsideration of Judge Greer's dubious rulings of fact, such as that Terri is in a PVS. Numerous doctors have questioned that diagnosis, and the understanding of PVS has advanced since Judge Greer's ruling, but under our legal system, a judge's rulings of fact are not normally able to be questioned on appeal. Governor Bush and the Schindlers have been trying to reintroduce these issues, but the decision of the Supreme Court to take the case and bypass the appellate level effectively precludes that avenue.

This is not good news for Terri or the Schindlers. It would appear that the judges' concern, first and foremost, is to preserve their own power to issue god-like edicts of life and death. Oral arguments on this case will be heard on August 31. I pray that right will prevail.

Listen Up!

I'm going to be on the Kresta In The Afternoon Show this afternoon, at 4:00, to talk about developments in Terri Schiavo's case.

Sorry for the short notice, but I only just got the call. I'll write more later!