Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Another Explanation For Refusal To Restore Feeding Tube

A reader writes me to provide an alternate explanation for Judge Whittemore's refusal to restore Terri's feeding tube:

"If he denies motion, there can be immediate appeal with an almost automatic order to reinsert feeding tube."

Either that, he says, or Whittemore wants to avoid giving an opinion on the case. If he avoids making a substantive judgment, then he won't be on the record regarding his views on Terri's case.

"In short, he's a coward", my reader says.